Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1997

Abstract

This article examines the implications of the political transition of Hong Kong onUS-China relations in strategic, political and economic dimensions. It evaluates the impactof Hong Kong's changing status in the context of the engagement-containment debate onChina policy in the US. It suggests that US concerns over questions such as democracy andhuman rights and China's rejection of foreign interference' in Hong Kong would turn theterritory into a source of political conflict between the US and China. Finally it points outthat any major trade confrontation between the two countries would have serious implicationsfor the territory. The article concludes by arguing that if Hong Kong could continueto be a prosperous and free society with a global outlook, it would facilitate China'sintegration with the global community, but if a reversion to authoritarian rule occurred inHong Kong, US-China relations will be aversely affected.

Discipline

International and Area Studies | International Law

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

Journal of Contemporary China

Volume

6

Issue

16

First Page

419

Last Page

433

ISSN

1067-0564

Identifier

10.1080/10670569708724288

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1080/10670569708724288

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