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The China-Hong Kong Connection : The Key to China's Open Door Policy - Yun-Wing Sung

The China-Hong Kong Connection

The Key to China's Open Door Policy

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Published: 12th January 2011
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This is an account of the 'middleman' role Hong Kong has played in China's Open Door Policy. It explains the paradoxical situation by which Hong Kong's role as intermediary in China's commodity trade is becoming more prominent in spite of the fact that since the development of the Open Door Policy in 1979 China has established many direct diplomatic, commercial and transportation links with the outside world. Hong Kong's intermediary role is categorised by the author into four main areas: as a financier, as a trading partner, a middleman and as a facilitator of trade and investment. Statistics present in the book enable a detailed analysis of the costs and benefits of Hong Kong to China. The book makes an important contribution to understanding China's various phases of economic reform and its interactions with global economic markets. Moreover, its arrival is timely, given the forced isolation of China after the events in Tiananmen Square in June 1989 as well as the fact that few years remain before Hong Kong ceases to be a British colony to become part of China. Dr Sung predicts that China's demands on Hong Kong's capacity as intermediary will increase dramatically when this happens.

"...this book gives a timely and objective appraisal to the increasingly inter-dependent relationships between Hong Kong and China. The author's effort in assembling, organizing and interpreting the seeming unmanageable Chinese and non-Chinese data is admirable. While thebook is economic in its orientation, the insights are often directly relevant to international business students, teachers and practitioners alike. It is without doubt a valuable addition to one's collection of literature in this area." Journal of International Business Studies "...a useful academic discussion of Hong Kong's role in China's open-door decade." Madelyn C. Ross, China Business Review "A stimulating little book." Penelope Hartland-Thunberg, Journal of Comparative Economics

The open-door policy
The pivotal role of Hong Kong
The institutional setting
Evaluation of the open-door policy
Hong Kong as a financier
Hong Kong as a trading partner
Hong Kong as middleman
Summary and conclusions
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ISBN: 9780521382458
ISBN-10: 0521382459
Series: Trade and Development
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 198
Published: 12th January 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.44