Hong Kong in the Shadow of China: Living with the Leviathan by Richard C. BushHong Kong in the Shadow of China: Living with the Leviathan by Richard C. Bush

Hong Kong in the Shadow of China: Living with the Leviathan

byRichard C. Bush

Paperback | October 11, 2016

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A close-up look at the struggle for democracy in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong in the Shadow of China is a reflection on the recent political turmoil in Hong Kong during which the Chinese government insisted on gradual movement toward electoral democracy and hundreds of thousands of protesters occupied major thoroughfares to push for full democracy. Fueling this struggle is deep public resentment over growing inequality and how the political system—established by China and dominated by the local business community—reinforces the divide been those who have profited immensely and those who struggle for such basics as housing.

Richard Bush, director of the Brookings Institution’s Center on East Asia Policy Studies, takes us inside the demonstrations and the demands of the demonstrators and then pulls back to critically explore what Hong Kong and China must do to ensure both economic competitiveness and good governance and the implications of Hong Kong developments for United States policy.
Richard Bush is a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution and director of its Center on East Asia Policy Studies. He worked for nineteen years in the U.S. government on Asia policy issues, including Hong Kong. His most recent book is Uncharted Strait: The Future of China–Taiwan Relations.
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Title:Hong Kong in the Shadow of China: Living with the LeviathanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:October 11, 2016Publisher:Brookings Institution PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0815728123

ISBN - 13:9780815728122

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