Hong Kong: The Perils of Semidemocracy

Issue Date October 2001
Volume 12
Issue 4
Page Numbers 5-18
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Hong Kong has experienced a smooth transition from British to Chinese rule, but signs of political, economic, and social malaise mean that further steps toward fuller democracy are needed.

About the Author

William H. Overholt is head of Asia strategy and economics for Nomura International, a Japan-based securities firm with offices in Hong Kong and around the world. He holds a doctorate in political science from Yale University and is the author of five books, including The Rise of China: How Economic Reform Is Creating a New Superpower (1994).

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