By Lam Wai-Man & Percy Luen-Tim Lui & Wilson Wong

Modern Hong Kong govt and Politics severely assesses the most strands of continuity and alter in Hong Kong's govt and politics because the construction of the Hong Kong particular Administrative sector in 1997. It first investigates the center associations of the SAR, concentrating on the administrative, the Legislature, the Judiciary, the civil carrier, District Councils, and advisory and statutory our bodies. It then examines development in democratic reform in Hong Kong and the most elements of civil society, together with political events, elections, political identification, and mass media and public opinion. Analyses of key coverage sectors then stick with. In its concluding chapters, the quantity explores Hong Kong’s family with the Mainland and the broader global. This publication is key analyzing for anyone—student, instructor or researcher—interested in Hong Kong's adventure less than "one state, systems". Lam Wai-man, Assistant Professor, division of Politics and Public management, The college of Hong Kong Percy Luen-tim Lui, Assistant Professor in Public management, The Open collage of Hong Kong Wilson Wong, affiliate Professor, division of presidency and Public management, The chinese language collage of Hong Kong "This e-book is a must-read for an individual attracted to modern govt and politics in Hong Kong. Its accomplished survey of political associations, political actors and significant coverage components makes it a great creation to the subject." — Kuan Hsin-chi, Emeritus Professor of presidency and Public management, The chinese language collage of Hong Kong "Hong Kong has a very interesting—even unique—political procedure. And it's getting extra fascinating for all time. Hong Kong is additionally blessed with a couple of extraordinary students who've the abilities to probe underneath the skin and supply accomplished and balanced research. This quantity is an effective instance of these students in motion. As Hong Kong makes its transition to democracy, the essays during this quantity are worthy interpreting for somebody drawn to Hong Kong’s political institutions." — Richard Bush, Director, middle for Northeast Asian coverage reviews, The Brookings establishment [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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2). If the CE chooses to ignore a majority view of ExCo, he is required to minute the reason(s) for doing so. On 7 June 2005, Donald Tsang revealed to the press during his CE by-election campaign that there were no more than five times that the governor or the CE had failed to accept the advice of ExCo members since his own involvement dating back to 1995. ExCo’s role is equivalent to that of a cabinet, however, not every ExCo member can fully participate in the whole policy-making process. Indeed, some non-official ExCo members with party representation in LegCo have often complained publicly that they are only allowed access to policy information just before the ExCo meeting.

On the one hand, it could mean a presidential-style government led by the chief executive and ExCo, with an apolitical civil service responsible for policy implementation. On the other, it could mean a government led by the chief executive and civil servants, where members of ExCo are only advisers; a government dominated by bureaucrats. While the executive-led principle assumed leadership by the governor and civil servants during colonial times, since 1997 it has usually been taken to mean governance by the chief executive and ExCo.

Rule of law Although the government has repeatedly stressed the importance of the rule of law, events in the post-1997 period that have aroused public concerns about whether the rule of law remains intact. indd 10 1/5/07 2:26:09 PM Political Context 11 permanent resident status. Nevertheless, on the whole, the pre-1997 legal system has been preserved in Hong Kong, in the sense that more than 99% of the preexisting laws are still in force, and lawyers and judges continue their professions in exactly the same manner as before (Chen, 2002: p.

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