Month: May 2017

Contesting Visions of Hong Kong’s Rule of Law

Written by M Y Karen Lee. The last British governor, Chris Patten, when praising the ‘Hong Kong way of life’, averred: ‘It is the Rule of Law which provides a safe and secure environment for the individual, for families and businesses to flourish’. But this would not be […]

Introduction to special issue on Hong Kong Politics

Written by Richard Selwyn. The 1st of July will mark twenty years since the handover of Hong Kong. Economically, politically, and diplomatically, a lot has changed. China now occupies a prominent position on the world stage, and China’s economic development has continued apace. Political and judicial reform within […]

China’s outward FDI to Europe after Brexit

Written by Hinrich Voss. Chinese direct investments into the European Union have continuously grown since the financial crisis in 2008. This is partially explained by Chinese factors: the Chinese government’ ‘go global’ policy, the increasing global competitiveness of Chinese firms and rising demands in the domestic market have […]

China goes Global: The Changing Value Chain

Written by Ilan Alon. The globalisation of Chinese capital will be one of the hallmarks of 21st-century economics, shaping debates over state capitalism, ‘free’ markets and international institutions. The rise of Chinese multinationals has inflamed global fears about China ‘taking over’ the world. It is true that Chinese […]