This is the first systematic analysis of the constitutional, legal, economic, social and political systems of Hong Kong as a special administrative region of China. It examines the Basic Law against its historical and socio-economic contexts, including its international and domestic foundations, and the loss and the resumption of sovereignty by China. The author offers a conceptualization of the Basic Law and locates it within China's constitutional, political and legal systems. The book explores the balance as well as the tensions between the autonomy of Hong Kong and the sovereignty of China, which are aggravated by the necessity to accommodate contrasting economic and political systems. It also identifies key legal and political problems that are likely to arise in implementing the Basic Law and suggests an approach to its interpretation.
The Basic Law provides a fascinating example of the interaction of widely different traditions of law, politics and economy, and a novel system of autonomy. Its study is therefore of great interest to scholars of comparative law and politics.
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Yash Ghai is the Sir Y. K. Pao Professor of Public Law at the University of Hong Kong, having previously taught at the universities of East Africa (Dar es Salaam), Uppsala and Warwick.
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Book Description Intl Specialized Book Service Inc, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG9622094422
Book Description Hong Kong University Press, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Hardcover (no jacket) in very good condition. Signed and dedicated by the author, to the professor Jagdish Gundara, on the front endpaper. Small bump to the front leading edge and a tiny dent to the right side of the lightly sunned spine. The pages are clean and clear, with sound binding. CM. Signed and Dedicated By Author. Used. Bookseller Inventory # 460266