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A System Apart: Hong Kong's Political Economy from 1997 Until Now Paperback – 1 January 2018


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"Has Hong Kong changed under two decades of Chinese rule? Not in the way pessimists predicted, Simon Cartledge demonstrates--it remains a place apart. Yet the post-handover political structure cares more about preserving wealth than fostering dynamism. Protecting vested interests has allowed cronyism to flourish. This more than anything explains people's frustration at Hong Kong's straitjacketed constitutional arrangements. A System Apart argues wisely for a new course for Hong Kong. It is a work of great concision and clarity. And it will fit in your back pocket." --Dominic Ziegler, The Economist

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Simon Cartledge is the founder of the Hong Kong-based publishing and research company Big Brains and a former Editor-in-Chief, Asia for the Economist Intelligence Unit. He has lived in Hong Kong for more than 25 years.

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  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 100 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0734399464
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0734399465

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