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Constitutional Confrontation in Hong Kong : Issues and Implications of the Basic Law - Michael C. Davis

Constitutional Confrontation in Hong Kong

Issues and Implications of the Basic Law

Hardcover Published: 24th November 1989
ISBN: 9780333494523
Number Of Pages: 219

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An examination of China's accommodation of Western constitutional values, in the light of the pending return of British Hong Kong to China. The Joint Declaration which governs the return guarantees a continuance of these values, and this study looks at the resulting tensions between East and West. For over a century China has only selectively applied the values of western liberal constitutionalism. Now it must admit Hong Kong to its territory, with its capitalist system and lifestyle, common law legal system, independent judiciary, commitment to human rights and increased democracy. The resulting confrontation is analyzed, with the intention of exposing constitutional development in Hong Kong and improving our understanding of it in Asia as a whole.

Foreword - Preface - Acknowledgements - Constitutional Stress in Hong Kong - Anglo-American Constitutionalism with Chinese Characteristics - A Common Law Court - A Vigilant Public - The International Status of Hong Kong - Looking Ahead - Appendix 1 Draft Agreement - Appendix 2 The Basic Law - Index

ISBN: 9780333494523
ISBN-10: 0333494520
Series: Issues and Implications of the Basic Law
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 219
Published: 24th November 1989
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.81  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 2