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This paper has attempted to present an account explaining changes in the Hong Kong from the late 1980s onwards. Although Hong Kong is usually be highly globalised in terms of its integration with the world economy and commercial hub for east Asia, its unique political and, to some extent, context, serves to militate against some of the impacts of globalisation.

governance of considered to its status as a administrative The marginal

impact of

globalisation

subsequent

reunification

on Hong Kong governance is with China. When compared

due largely to preparation for, and to similar cities in East Asia, such

as Tokyo, this context is particularly important. similarity is with Singapore, which has preserved

It could be argued its colonial system to

that the greatest some extent, but

unlike Hong Kong, it is dif icult This aspect makes assessing the quantify.

to describe its government impact of globalisation on

as ‘limited’ (Common 2001). Hong Kong more difficult to

However, the paper demonstrates that the potential for changes to governance was

strong in the period leading up as the last Governor in 1992. Kong, any reforms to its system July 1997 before the Basic Law

to reunification, particularly when Patten became installed As the bureaucracy is the main political arena in Hong of governance were required to be implemented before 1st effectively froze Hong Kong governance for the next fifty

years. Although reforms since Law, freed from the constraints

1997 are required to be within the confines of the Basic of colonial rule, Hong Kong has had a freer hand to enter

the global market place for ideas, particularly with resource management (Civil Service Bureau, 1999).

regard

to

NPM

and

changes

to

human

The potential for policy change administration managing their relationship

was largely dissipated by

with

Beijing.

Managing

the the

new SAR relationship

between the SAR and the mainland has dominated much of the policy debate in

Kong although the Asian Kong’s political attention

financial crisis of 1997-98 to global developments.

served to However,

temporarily divert local politics has

concerned with clarifying the Kong’s history of democratic

‘one country, two systems’ approach.

politics

is

comparatively

short

and

under

Inevitably,

the

Basic

Hong Hong been Hong Law,

Hong

Kong’s

governance

remains

executive-led

by

a

Chief

Executive

who

must

be

ultimately approved by Clearly, Hong Kong’s

Beijing. status as

Thus, Hong Kong’s a global city could

political structure be compromised

with

China.

The

decision

by

National

People’s

Congress

in

1999

to

is highly unusual. by its relationship over-turn a Hong

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