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The Recovery Of Hong Kong By The People's Republic Of China--A Fifty Year Experiment In Capitalism And Freedom, Christian C. Day Jan 1984

The Recovery Of Hong Kong By The People's Republic Of China--A Fifty Year Experiment In Capitalism And Freedom, Christian C. Day

Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce

This article analyzes the 1984 UK-PRC agreement which returned Hong Kong to China, and argues that this unique experiment, involving fundamentally dissimilar societies, will permit Hong Kong to flourish and that the PRC must respect the terms of the agreement for sound economic, political, and diplomatic reasons.