Despite the vicissitudes of its transition from a British Crown colony to a Special Administrative Region (SAR) within the People's Republic of China (PRC), Hong Kong remains an international city where Western nations, especially the Western triad (United States, Japan, and the European Union (EU)), as well as China, possess strong vested interests. This is the reason why the Hong Kong SAR government has baptized Hong Kong "Asia's world city". From the perspective of international relations and geopolitics, Hong Kong has always been considered part of the West. That is to say, the capitalist enclave serves first of all Western interests. Western countries prefer to have a "bridgehead" in Asia where freedom is well safeguarded by the rule of law, and which Westerners can use as a base to develop their economic and political activities in Asia.
|Title of host publication||Contemporary Hong Kong Government and Politics|
|Subtitle of host publication||Expanded Second Edition|
|Publisher||Hong Kong University Press|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
Scopus Subject Areas
- Social Sciences(all)