Course Syllabus

University of Hong Kong
Department of Politics and Public Administration

Hong Kong and the World, POLI 0019 / POLI 0068

First Semester 2007

Lecture: Tutorials:
Time: Wed., 9:30 am - 11:30 pm Group 1 (Wed., 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm, MW rm 624)
Place: Meng Wah (MW), Theatre 5 Group 2 (Wed., 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm, MW rm 624) Group 3 (Wed., 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm, MW rm 624) Group 4 (Wed., 5:00 pm - 5:50 pm, MW rm 624) Group 5 (Wed., 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm, MW rm 624) IBGM (Wed., 11:40 am - 12:40 pm, MW T5)

Teacher: Alejandro Reyes Tutor: Wong Chi Shing
Office Hours: by appointment Office Hours: by appointment
E-mail: reyes@hkucc.hku.hk Email: to be provided
Course blog: hongkongandtheworld.blogspot.com

This syllabus is adapted from one prepared by Dr Lucy Cummings for the same course in 2006. The teacher thanks Dr Cummings for her help and the work she put into selecting readings and setting a structure for the course. All errors in this syllabus are solely the responsibility of the incumbent teacher.


Hong Kong’s interaction with the world and its role in the global community are critical to its survival as a major international city and will shape its ability to maintain its position as the leading gateway to mainland China. While the central government in Beijing is responsible for the foreign affairs and defense of Hong Kong, the Special Administrative Region (SAR) retains considerable autonomy in shaping its international destiny. But what global course should Hong Kong leaders chart?

This class will examine the SAR’s unique international status and its complex identity as a Chinese city with truly global standing in trade, banking and finance, commerce, legal services, logistics, transport, tourism, education, and other areas. We will explore the diverse external linkages between Hong Kong and the world within the context of globalization. Distinguished members of the Hong Kong community from various fields will share their perspectives on Hong Kong’s track record in facing the challenges and opportunities associated with today’s highly interdependent global system. By exploring these themes with reference to the changing nature of the global system, the course will provide students with in-depth knowledge of Hong Kong’s international links and enhance their understanding of the complex problems of global governance.

I see this course as more of a seminar where we can discuss the different aspects of Hong Kong’s role in the world. For this reason, I have invited a number of guest speakers to give their perspective on different aspects of Hong Kong and how the SAR is balancing its role as a part of China with its regional and global position and outlook.

After successfully completing this course, students should:
· be able to identify the major features of the Hong Kong’s constitutional and institutional landscape (institutions, actors, and issues) relevant to Hong Kong’s external relations
· understand the major challenges and opportunities faced by Hong Kong as a result of its autonomy under the Basic Law and its high level of global integration
· have the confidence to constructively engage in debates and discussions on the HKSAR’s external relations strategy and the issues confronting Hong Kong, and
· improve their writing, debating, interviewing and critical thinking skills.



Class Participation: 5% Lecture attendance will be mandatory on days when we have guest speakers. On most of the weeks this semester, there will be a guest speaker. We are fortunate that distinguished members of Hong Kong’s business, government, and non-profit sectors will be taking time out of busy schedules to share their experiences on Hong Kong’s success in grappling with the opportunities and challenges of globalization. Not only will their perspectives be invaluable to us in understanding Hong Kong’s international position, but our active participation during these visits will also enable us to demonstrate our appreciation to them for sharing their valuable time.

I will advise the class when guest speakers are scheduled to participate and will brief you in advance on their background and experience. It is critical that students come to lectures prepared to pose relevant questions to our speakers. Some of our guests are in the public eye so I suggest that you read the newspapers daily, both local and international publications. PLEASE NOTE THAT UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED, AS A COURTESY TO OUR GUEST, CLASSES WITH AN INVITED SPEAKER ARE OFF THE RECORD, THOUGH STUDENTS MAY REFER TO THE DISCUSSION IN THEIR PAPERS AND EXAMS.

Tutorial Participation: 5% Tutorial attendance will be mandatory. The tutorials are to be conducted as seminars to discuss issues brought up during the morning lectures and to debate pertinent questions. The discussion will also flow from the comments posted on the course blog. The hope is that by participating in discussions and exchanging views we will all benefit. Your tutor and I will be assessing the quantity and quality of your participation throughout the semester.

Each of us comes to this course with different backgrounds and personalities. Some students will have to overcome their fears of speaking up in class. Other students will have to learn not to dominate the discussion. Some have never studied Hong Kong or global politics, while others have taken many politics courses. Regardless of where you are coming from, we all have something to learn from each other. There is no such thing as a stupid question and there is no ideological or partisan line to tow. All will have to abide by principles of mutual respect (no whispering or running commentaries, and DEFINITELY NO MOBILE PHONE USE) to maximize our ability to have interesting and informative tutorial sessions. Attendance, evidence of tutorial preparation, willingness to volunteer ideas, and thoughtful responses to questions or comments will insure your assessment is strong in this area.

On-Line Discussions: 10% All students will be required to participate in onr line discussions through the course blog. This will involve responding to questions that will be posted on the blog on Thursday or Friday. If news events warrant it, additional questions may be posted. The blog is intended to stimulate discussion in class and in tutorials. Each student should plan on posting a substantial comment on the blog at least four times during the semester. You may post a comment more than four times, if you wish. Your blog postings will be scored according to their quality.

Excellent blog postings will:
· refer to readings, the lectures and what guest speakers said in previous classes
· demonstrate critical thinking, personal reflection, and good writing
· show respect for others
· clearly articulate and relate ideas to the issues at hand, as well as to current events.


Team Research Essay: 30% POLI0068 IBGM students will be placed in teams to complete a research project on a pre-assigned topic related to our study of Hong Kong and the world. This is a two part assignment broken down into a paper proposal presentation during tutorials (worth 5% of the total grade) and the submission of the final paper itself (worth 20% of the total grade).

Your team’s paper proposal (outline format, 12 pt. font, double spaced, one-inch margins) will have to be posted on the WebCT page or the class blog the day before your assigned presentation. Each proposal must include a (1) thesis statement (a summary of the central argument of your paper) and (2) a general outline (a plan for how you will organize background information, arguments, refutation of counter-arguments, and conclusions to support your thesis), and (3) a bibliography of at least five sources.

Your team’s final paper (3000-4000 words, 12 pt. font, double-spaced, one-inch margins) will be due on Friday, 7 December.

I may consider letting individuals who prefer to work alone to do so. I am more likely to agree to let someone work on his own if another person wishes to do the same. For individuals who do work on the research essay on their own, we may have to adjust the word count.

This course will follow the MLA style of reference citation (MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 6th edition). A useful summary of this style can be found on the Long Island University website at: http://www.liunet.edu/cwis/cwp/library/workshop/citmla.htm

The following three resources may provide guidance on how to write persuasively:
· The University of Victoria’s Hypertext Writer’s Guide http://web.uvic.ca/wguide/
· The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. www.bartleby.com/141/
· Jack Lynch’s “Getting an A on an English Paper” http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/EngPaper/

Please be forewarned that I will strictly enforce the penalties for plagiarism. This means that when you are quoting verbatim or paraphrasing someone else’s work, always acknowledge the source. This applies whenever you are using other people’s ideas, expressions, opinions, statistics, etc. For information, please go to www.hku.hk/plagiarism

In your writing, you are encouraged to widely consult and reference class background readings, required readings, accredited think-tank or NGO research, government publications, journal articles or books. While the above listed sources can be obtained via the internet, when you are citing resources, be forewarned that I WILL NOT ACCEPT REFERENCE MATERIAL WHICH ORIGINATES ON THE INTERNET. For example, this would include but is not limited to, citations from www.globalissues.org and www.wikipedia.org. While these websites are excellent resources for background information, they are not appropriate as stand-alone resources and will not be accepted as legitimate citations.

All papers should be submitted to the PPA general office (Room 622, Meng Wah) before 5:00pm on the due date assigned. There will be a penalty for a late assignment (1/3 a grade per day), but an assignment turned in three days after the due day will not be accepted.

Further details about this assignment will be provided in class.

POLI0068 IBGM students will not have to take a final exam.


Debates: 20% All POLI0019 students will be assigned to participate in one tutorial debate. The debates are designed to give you the opportunity to discuss and deliberate controversial issues in designing and implementing Hong Kong’s role in the world.

Each debate side will be responsible for providing their tutorial classmates with a 2-4 page outline of their debate points on the day of the debate. All students will be held responsible for understanding the pro and con arguments utilized in each of the debate motions for the final exam.

Detailed instructions concerning debate format, performance expectations, and instructor evaluation will be provided.

Team Editorial: 20% All POLI0019 students will be paired up with a classmate to compose an 800-word editorial on any subject relating to how Hong Kong should be responding to a globally relevant issue or event of your choosing.

Your tutor will partner you with another classmate during the tutorials. Each team will submit a single editorial and share the same grade. It will be up to you to insure a fair division of labor between you and your partner for this assignment. As an added incentive to work hard, the best selected editorial assignments will be submitted by the teacher to the South China Morning Post or another publication. Of course, there is no guarantee that these editorials will be published, but if it is, you will have an impressive accomplishment to list on your resume.

Do not let the brevity of the word count lull you into complacency. This will be a difficult assignment. To produce a relevant and engaging editorial, you will not only have to know your subject, but will also have to familiarize yourself with the content and style of the SCMP’s editorial pages. All editorials will be due on Friday, 16 November. Please take note of the late policy. Further details for this assignment will be provided in class.

Final Exam: 40% All POLI0019 students will take a final exam. Dates and details will be announced in class.

Course Materials

Most of the required reading will be available on-line through our course WebCT site or through the HKU library databases.

To access the course’s WebCT site (limited to students registered for the class):

Go to HKU Portal (http://hkuportal.hku.hk)
Login with HKU Portal UID and PIN
Select 'MyWebCT'
Select the WebCT version next to your course
Select POLI0019 or POLI0068 from the course list

A hard copy of the required and suggested readings not available online will be on one-hour reserve in the PPA general office, Room 622, Meng Wah Complex. Students will be responsible for keeping up with the required readings. I have tried to keep readings to a minimum. Please approach your tutor or me if you have any difficulties in understanding these assignments.

Some students have requested background reading on Hong Kong politics. For those unfamiliar with Hong Kong politics, I recommend Yash Ghai’s Hong Kong’s New Constitutional Order: the Resumption of Chinese Sovereignty and the Basic Law, Second Edition (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2001, 2006), which can be purchased from the University Bookstore.

Class Schedule, Topics, & Readings (**=available on WebCT)

Readings are listed under the week for which they are intended. Due to the need to accommodate the schedule of guest speakers, reading assignments may not strictly correlate with the topics discussed during the class. While the readings should be helpful, do not get bogged down with them, particularly the more technical material. I regard the content of the lectures, particularly the discussions with our guest speakers, as the real meat of this course. As I have mentioned, I consider this course to be more of a seminar and encourage you to participate in the discussions as much as possible.

On most class days, I will start at 9.30 am with a short lecture to discuss a topic and prepare the class for the speaker. Our guest will arrive at around 10 am. I will typically start by interviewing the speaker for about half an hour before opening the discussion to the class. You will then have about an hour to pose questions to the speaker or to make comments. The class will end at 11.30 am.

After a short break, I will meet POLI0068 IBGM students in the same venue for a tutorial from 11.40 am to 12.30 pm. The first tutorial for IBGM students will take place on Week Two. Tutorials for POLI0019 students will be held on Wednesday afternoon, starting on Week Three. There will be five 50-minute slots, starting at 2.00 pm. The sign-up procedure will be announced in advance of the first meeting.

WEEK ONE: WEDNESDAY, 5 SEPTEMBER, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Lecture 1: Introduction – Briefing on APEC

No tutorials

WEEK TWO: WEDNESDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Lecture 2: Understanding and Measuring Hong Kong’s Global Role

Guest speakers:
Dr Malik Peiris, Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Hong Kong
Wayne Arnold, Correspondent, New York Times, Singapore

Topic: Case Study – The SARS and Avian Flu Outbreaks

Required Readings:
· “Malik Peiris on Containing SARS and Watching for What’s Next”, in ScienceWatch, September/October 2004, http://www.sciencewatch.com/sept-oct2004/sw_sept-oct2004_page3.htm
· Chapters 1, 2, 4, 9, 11 and 13 in Christine Loh and Civic Exchange, eds., At the Epicentre: Hong Kong and the SARS Outbreak, Hong Kong University Press, 2004
· Wang Hongwing, “Hong Kong and Globalization, “ in East Asia and Globalization, Samuel Kim, ed., New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000.
· The Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, http://www.info.gov.hk/basic_law/front.html

Suggested Readings:
· Brand Hong Kong, www.brandhk.gov.hk
· Hong Kong 2005, http://www.yearbook.gov.hk/2005/en/index.htm
· Economist.com Country Briefings: Hong Kong, http://www.economist.com/countries/HongKong/
· “APEC Outcomes and Outlook, 2006/2007”, http://www.apecsec.org.sg/apec/publications/free_downloads/2007.html
· “Days of Diplomacy”, in Asiaweek, 24 September 1999, http://www.asiaweek.com/asiaweek/magazine/99/0924/apec2.html
· “Avian influenza (“bird flu”) - Fact Sheet”, World Health Organization, February 2006, http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/avian_influenza/en/

No tutorial for POLI0019 students

Tutorial One for POLI0068 IBGM students

WEEK THREE: *********TUESDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER, 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm************


Lecture 3: Hong Kong and the Role of Government

Guest Speaker:
Mike Rowse, Director-General of Investment Promotion, InvestHK, HKSARG

Topic: Hong Kong’s Global Competitiveness

Required Readings:
· Miguel Santos Neves, “The External Relations of the HKSAR, “ in Hong Kong in Transition: The Handover Years, Robert Ash et al, eds., University of Warwick Press, 2000.
· Anson Chan, “In Retrospect and Anticipation,” address delivered to the Asia Society Hong Kong Center, April 19, 2001**
· Chong Chan-yau, “Global Poverty & Hong Kong’s Response,” HKDF Newsletter, September 25, 2000, http://www.hkdf.org/newsarticles.asp?show=newsarticles&newsarticle=112
· Donald Tsang, “Hong Kong’s Role in Asia and Beyond,” address delivered to the Asia Society Hong Kong Center, November 29, 2001**
· "Forging Economic Cooperation, Creating a Bright Future", speech delivered by the Chief Executive, Mr. Tung Chee-hwa, at the International Investment Forum of the 7th China International Fair for Investment and Trade, Xiamen, Fujian, PRC, September 8, 2003, http://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/200309/08/0908146.htm
· William Overholt, “Hong Kong or Shanghai?” The China Business Review, 31:3, May-June 2004, pp. 44-47.**
· Steve Schifferes, “Hong Kong v Shanghai: Global Rivals”, BBCNews.com, 27 June 2007, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/6240994.stm
· Chun Yang, “An Emerging Cross-Boundary Metropolis in China: Hong Kong and Shenzhen under ‘Two Systems’,” International Development Planning Review, 2005, Volume 27 Issue 2, pp. 195-225**
· “Building a Hong Kong-Shenzhen Metropolis”, Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre, August 2007, http://www.bauhinia.org/publications.htm

Suggested Readings:
· Michael C. Davis, “The Case for Chinese Federalism,” Journal of Democracy, April 1999, Volume 10, Number 2**
· Zhang Wei Wei, “Overseas Chinese and the Concept of Greater China,” Refugee Survey Quarterly, Vol. 24, Issue 4, 2005, pp. 65-73**
· Saskia Sassen, The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo, Princeton University Press, 2001
· Saskia Sassen, Global Networks, Linked Cities, Routledge, 2002

Tutorial One for POLI0019 students: Please attend your assigned section in the afternoon of Wednesday, 19 September.

No tutorial for POLI0068 IBGM students


WEEK FOUR: 3 OCTOBER, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Lecture 4: Institutions and the Rule of Law

Guest Speaker: Daniel Fung, SC, Barrister and former solicitor-general of the HKSARG

Topic: Hong Kong and the Rule of Law

Required Readings:
· Yash Ghai, “Sovereignty and Autonomy: The Framework of the Basic Law” and “International Aspects of the HKSAR,” in Hong Kong’s New Constitutional Framework, 2nd Edition, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2001, pp. 137-187, 457-492.
· Yash Ghai, “The Legal Foundations of Hong Kong’s Autonomy: Building on Sand,” in The Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 29, Number 1, June 2007.
· Wong Yiu-chung, “One Country and Two Systems: Where is the Line?” (pp 9-34) in One Country Two Systems in Crisis: Hong Kong’s Transformation Since the Handover, Wong Yiu-chung, editor, Lanham Maryland: Lexington Books, 2004.
· Anthony B.L. Cheung, “Hong Kong’s Post 1997 Institutional Crisis: Problems of Governance and Institutional Incompatibility,” Journal of East Asian Studies 5 (2005), pp 135-167.**

Suggested Readings:
· Craig Canning, “Hong Kong: ‘One Country, Two Systems’ in Troubled Waters,” Current History, September 2004, 103, 674, pp 290-296.**
· Anne S.Y. Cheung and Albert H.Y. Chen, “The Search for the Rule of Law in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, 1997-2003” (pp 97-112) in One Country Two Systems in Crisis: Hong Kong’s Transformation Since the Handover, Wong Yiu-chung, editor, Lanham Maryland: Lexington Books, 2004.
· Yash Ghai, “The Legal & Judicial System“ and “Rights, Freedoms and Social Policies,” in Hong Kong’s New Constitutional Framework, 2nd Edition, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2001, pp. 303-357, 401-456.
· Joseph Cheng, “The Constitutional, Political, & Legal Order of the HKSAR,” in Joseph Y.S. Cheng, ed., Political Development in the HKSAR, Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong, 2001.

Tutorial Two

WEEK FIVE: 10 October, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Lecture 5: China Gateway, Regional Hub, World City – Relations with the US

Guest Speaker: Jack Maisano, President, American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

Required Readings:
· “The Hong Kong Policy Act Report”, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, United States Department of State, 30 June 2007, http://www.state.gov/p/eap/rls/rpt/2007/87648.htm
· Bates Gill and James Tang, “U.S. – Hong Kong Relations: Prospects for a Unique Partnership”, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC, July 2007.
· Ting Wai, “An East West Conundrum: Hong Kong in Between China and the United States after the Chinese Resumption of Sovereignty” (pp 187-208) in One Country Two Systems in Crisis: Hong Kong’s Transformation Since the Handover, Wong Yiu-chung, editor, Lanham Maryland: Lexington Books, 2004.
· Lau Siu Kai, “The Hong Kong Policy of the People’s Republic of China, 1949-1997,” Journal of Contemporary China, March 2000, Volume 9, Issue 23. **
· Peter T.Y. Cheung and James T.H. Tang, “The External Relations of China’s Provinces,” in David M. Lampton, ed., The Making of Chinese Foreign and Security Policy in the Era of Reform, 1978-2000, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001, pp. 91-122.

Suggested Readings:
· Sonny L.S. Lo, “Five Perspectives on Beijing’s Policy Towards Hong Kong, in Joseph Y.S. Cheng, ed., Political Development in the HKSAR, Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong, 2001, pp. 41-59
· “Governance Beyond the Centre,” in Tony Saich’s Governance and Politics of China, NY: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2004, pp 155-179.
· “Six Monthly Report on Hong Kong,” January –June 2007, Presented to the Parliament by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. July 2007.
· “Analysis Report: 10 Years After Hong Kong’s Handover,” Mainland Affairs Council (Taiwan)

Tutorial Three

WEEK SIX – READING PERIOD: 17 October, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Lecture 6: Hong Kong and the Media

Guest Speakers:
Zoher Abdoolcarim, Senior Editor, Time Asia
Lung Ying-tai, Visiting Professor, Journalism and Media Studies Centre, University of Hong Kong (invited)
Jimmy Lai, Founder and Chairman, Next Media (to be confirmed)

Required Readings:
· Yuen Ying-chan, “The English Language Media in Hong Kong,” World Englishes, November 2000, Volume 19, Issue 3.**
· Lung Ying-tai, “Hong Kong: Where are you heading to?” a translated essay from Apple Daily (2004) as translated by EastWestSouthNorth, www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?ItemID=6799
· “Hong Kong: The Long March”, in Time Magazine, Asia edition, Vol. 169, No. 23, 18 June 2007, http://www.time.com/time/magazine/asia/0,9263,501070618,00.html
· “The Death and Life of Hong Kong: Eating Crow” in globophobe.blogspot.com, http://globophobe.blogspot.com/2007/07/death-and-life-of-hong-kong-eating-crow.html (follow links to the two Fortune Magazine articles – “The Death of Hong Kong” by Louis Kraar and “Oops! Hong Kong is Hardly Dead” by Sheridan Prasso)
· Asiaweek Magazine, Hong Kong Handover special issues, 20 June and 11 July 1997. Follow links at http://globophobe.blogspot.com/2007/07/handover-hangover-what-were-we-doing.html

Tutorial Four: Writing projects will be assigned

WEEK SEVEN: 24 October, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Lecture 7: Hong Kong’s Changing Role in the World – The Challenges of Global Integration: Sustainable Development

Required Readings:
· Christine Loh & Simon Ng, “Air Pollution in Asia: The Air that We Breathe,” CLSA U Research Primer, April 2005
· Bill Leverett, Lisa Hopkinson, Christine Loh and Kate Turnbull, Idling Engine: Hong Kong’s Environmental Policy in a Ten-Year Stall 1997-2007, Civic Exchange, 2007
· Eliza W.Y. Lee, “The Renegotiation of the Social Pact in Hong Kong: Economic Globalization, Socio-Economic Change and Local Politics,” Journal of Social Policy, Volume 34, No. 2, 2005, pp. 293-310.**
· Stephen W.K. Chiu and Tai-lok Lui, Global City, Dual City?: Globalization and Social Polarization in Hong Kong since the 1990s, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2004.
· “Hong Kong: Ten years On and No Improvement in Sight”, IHLO (International Trade Union Hong Kong Liaison Office) report, 30 June 2007.

Suggested Readings:
· HK Human Rights Commission, UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, “On the First Periodic Report in Respect of HKSAR of the PRC under Articles 2-16 of the ICESCR,” January 2001, www.locoa.net/news/reports/hong-human1.htm
· Kate Turnbull, Still Holding Our Breath: A Review of Air Quality Policy in Hong Kong 1997-2007, Civic Exchange, 2007.

No Tutorials

WEEK EIGHT: 31 October, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Lecture 8: Political Development – Security Issues

Guest Speaker:
Regina Ip Lau Shuk-yee, Founder and Chairperson, Savantas Policy Institute; former secretary for security, HKSARG

Topic: Hong Kong and the Mainland

Required Readings:
· Ma Ngok, “Civil Society in Self Defense: The Struggle Against National Security Legislation in Hong Kong,” Journal of Contemporary China, August 2005, 14, (44).**
· “Green Paper on Constitutional Development”, HKSARG, 1997, http://www.cmab-gpcd.gov.hk/en/home/index.htm
· Chu Yun-han et al, “The Uneven Growth of Democratic Legitimacy in East Asia,” International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Vol. 18, No. 2 2006, pp. 246-255.**
· William H. Overholt, “Hong Kong: The Perils of Semi-Democracy,” Journal of “Democracy, Volume 12, Number 4, October 2001, pp. 5-18. **

Tutorial Five

WEEK NINE: 7 November, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Lecture 9: The Role of Business

Guest Speaker: Ronnie Chan, Chairman, Hang Lung Group

Topic: Hong Kong and the World – A Business View

Required Readings:
· Eliza W.Y. Lee, “The Renegotiation of the Social Pact in Hong Kong: Economic Globalization, Socio-Economic Change and Local Politics,” Journal of Social Policy, Volume 34, No. 2, 2005, pp. 293-310.**
· Stephen W.K. Chiu and Tai-lok Lui, Global City, Dual City?: Globalization and Social Polarization in Hong Kong since the 1990s, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2004.
· Alvin Y. So, Hong Kong’s Embattled Democracy, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999, pp. 1-19.
· Policy Committee, Hong Kong Democratic Foundation, “Democracy for Economy’s Sake,” HKDF Newsletter, Issue 19, January 2002, www.hkdf.org/newsletter

Suggested Readings:
· Joseph Y.S. Cheng, “Hong Kong’s Democrats Stumble”, Journal of Democracy, January 2005, Volume 16, Number 1, pp. 138-152.**
· Larry Diamond, “Universal Democracy?” Policy Review, No 119, June 2003**

Tutorial Six

WEEK TEN: 14 November, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Lecture 10: Hong Kong in the International Community

Guest Speaker: Olaf Unteroberdoerster, Resident Representative, International Monetary Fund

Topic: Hong Kong and the International Financial System

Required Readings:
· “People’s Republic of China – Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: 2006 Article IV Consutation-Staff Report”, International Monetary Fund, 8 January 2007, http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/longres.cfm?sk=20208.0
· “Hong Kong as a Leading Financial Centre in Asia”, Research Department, Supervision of Markets Division, Securities and Futures Commission, Hong Kong, www.sfc.hk/sfc/doc/EN/general/general/press_release/06/06pr186_paper.pdf

Suggested Readings:
· Roda Mushkat, One Country, Two International Legal Personalities: The Case of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University Press, 1997.

No Tutorials

Friday, 16 November: POLI 0019 team editorials due.


WEEK ELEVEN: 28 November, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Lecture 11: The Challenges of Global Integration: Cultural Identity

Guest speaker: To be announced

Required Readings:
· Law Kam-Yee and Lee Kim-Ming, “Citizenship, Economy and Social Exclusion of Mainland Chinese Immigrants in Hong Kong,” Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol. 36, No. 2 (2006), pp. 217-242.**
· Ho Wai Chung, “Between Globalization and Localization: A Study of Hong Kong Popular Music,” Popular Music (2003) Volume 22/2, pp. 143-157.**

Suggested Readings:
· James L. Watson, “China’s Big Mac Attack,” Foreign Affairs, May/June 2000, Vol. 79, No. 3, pp. 120-197.**
· Jonathan S. Grant, “Cultural Formation in Post-War Hong Kong,” in Lee Pui-tak, ed., Hong Kong Reintegrating with China, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2001, pp. 159-180.
· Gary McDonogh and Cindy Wong, “Diasporic Hong Kong” in Global Hong Kong, NY: Routledge, 2005., pp. 199-232.

Tutorial Seven

WEEK TWELVE: 5 December, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Lecture 12 – TO BE CONFIRMED

Tutorial Eight

Friday, 7 December: POLI 0068 IBGM research papers due.