The first of July 2022 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong from Britain to China. It also marks the halfway point of a fifty-year agreement between China and Hong Kong that established the “one country, two systems,” rule – a system designed to allow Hong Kong to “enjoy a high degree of autonomy, except in foreign and defence affairs” while still remaining a Special Administrative Region of China. What have these twenty-five years signified for Hong Kongers and the wider world?
On today’s episode of The Oxford Comment, we welcome two leading experts in Chinese history and foreign policy, Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom, the editor of The Oxford History of Modern China and Dr. Tim Nicholas Rühlig, author of China’s Foreign Policy Contradictions: Lessons from China’s R2P, Hong Kong, and WTO Policy, to explore the history, handover, and future of Hong Kong.
Learn more about Jeff S. Wasserstrom and The Oxford History of Modern China here: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford-history-of-modern-china-9780192895202
Learn more about Tim Nicholas Rühlig and China’s Foreign Policy Contradictions: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/chinas-foreign-policy-contradictions-9780197573303
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