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Restructuring The Party/State Relations : China's Political Structural Reform In The 1980s, Yiu Chung Wong Aug 1997

Restructuring The Party/State Relations : China's Political Structural Reform In The 1980s, Yiu Chung Wong

Centre for Public Policy Studies : CPPS Working Paper Series

This paper deals with the political structural reform policies introduced or initiated by the reformists within the CCP starting in the late 1970s until the 4 June brutal crackdown in 1989. I shall discuss, first, the evolution of the notion of political structural reform in the first half of the 1980s. Second, I shall delineate the substance of the political reform policies and the implications of these policies. Third, the limitations of these reform measures will be analysed. The reform measures will be categorized into five areas that will become the focus of my study: a) democratizing the Party/state ...


Old Ally Versus New Friend : China's Economic Relations With The Two Koreas, Brian Bridges Mar 1997

Old Ally Versus New Friend : China's Economic Relations With The Two Koreas, Brian Bridges

CAPS Working Paper Series

This paper examines the nature of China’s economic relationship with the two Koreas, discussing the motivations behind China’s policy changes in the 1990s and assessing recent trends in trade, investment and economic cooperation. The prospects of the Tumen river development programme, which brings together all three countries in a multilateral cooperative venture, will also be analysed. The paper ends with some assessments of the future course of China’s relations with the two Koreas, especially with the uncertain internal situation in the North making the prospect of reunification loom larger.


Hong Kong As A Financial Centre Of Greater China, Y. C. Jao Mar 1997

Hong Kong As A Financial Centre Of Greater China, Y. C. Jao

CAPS Working Paper Series

During the past three decades, Hong Kong has emerged as one of the leading international financial centres (IFCs) of the world. Since China began its economic reform and open-door policies in 1979, and since cross-strait economic contacts began to improve in the mid-1980s, Hong Kong's role has also become more varied and multi-faceted. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate Hong Kong as an IFC of Greater China (which comprises Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau). The territory's prospects as an IFC after its retrocession to China on July 1, 1997 will also be discussed.


The Economic Link-Up Of Hong Kong And Guangdong : Structural And Development Problems, Shu-Ki Tsang, Yuk-Shing Cheng Mar 1997

The Economic Link-Up Of Hong Kong And Guangdong : Structural And Development Problems, Shu-Ki Tsang, Yuk-Shing Cheng

CAPS Working Paper Series

The phenomenal link-up between the Hong Kong and Guangdong economies has been proceeding at a remarkable speed since the launching of the Chinese economic reform in late 1978. The process has largely been market-driven and seems to suit the short-run comparative advantage on both sides. In essence, however, it has been a result of a reallocation of resources across the border, made possible by China's open policy. It has not yet led to a benign form of developmental upgrading which embodies the strengthening of the long-term foundation for productivity and competitiveness enhancement. Indeed, the tremendous "windfall profits" obtained so ...


Japanese Fdi, Exports And Technology Transfer To China, Elspeth Thomson Mar 1997

Japanese Fdi, Exports And Technology Transfer To China, Elspeth Thomson

CAPS Working Paper Series

The purposes of this paper are to examine the relationship between Japanese foreign direct investment (FDI) and Japanese exports to China since the Open Door Policy, and to make some observations about Chinese expectations for and assessment of Japanese technology transferal. Multiple regression analysis is carried out and it is found that in most sectors, FDI was not an influencing factor on exports. In the 1980s it appears that Japanese investors were most interested in producing goods for export, but in the 1990s, they have become more interested in selling their products to the Chinese market. The Chinese Government had ...


選舉裂隙與九七後的香港政治動態 = Electoral Cleavages And The Post-1997 Hong Kong's Political Dynamics, Pang Kwong Li Jan 1997

選舉裂隙與九七後的香港政治動態 = Electoral Cleavages And The Post-1997 Hong Kong's Political Dynamics, Pang Kwong Li

Centre for Public Policy Studies : CPPS Working Paper Series

八十年代的香港,可說是充滿著政治改革的氣味。在一連串的改革中,以普選制度的引入,最為重要。普選制度的引入,不單止令整個社會日趨「政治化」和要求政治參與的訴求日漸提高,更深遠的影響是政治權力的重新分配,以及新的政治秩序和管治模式的浮現。因此,對冒升中的普選和政黨市場的了解是十分重要的。而本文的目的,正是提供和介紹一個研究香港普選市場的裂隙分析架構,以及基於此架構來討論「九七」後香港的政治動態。

The introduction of popular elections is one of the most important political reforms carried out in Hong Kong since the 1980s. It has not only politicized the whole society and heightened the aspiration of political participation, but also has the effect of power redistribution and thus paved the way for a new political order there. As a result, the study of the emerging electoral and party markets are timely and commendable. This paper sets out to provide a cleavage approach of analyzing ...