In This Review
The Government and Politics of Hong Kong
Oxford University Press, 1976, 300 pp.
The system of government in Hong Kong has not changed in 130 years, and, as the author points out, this is because neither Great Britain, nor China, nor the people of the colony desire change; this "living fossil of early imperial government" is profitable to all. The most likely future lies in the direction of "creeping Macanization." The author writes with a grace and clarity that those who treat of larger polities might emulate.
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