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 certain Administrative sector in 1997. It first investigates the middle associations of the SAR, targeting the administrative, the Legislature, the Judiciary, the civil provider, District Councils, and advisory and statutory our bodies. It then examines growth in democratic reform in Hong Kong and the most parts 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 amount explores Hong Kong’s kinfolk with the Mainland and the broader international. This ebook is key interpreting for anyone—student, instructor or researcher—interested in Hong Kong's adventure below "one nation, systems". Lam Wai-man, Assistant Professor, division of Politics and Public management, The collage 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 ebook is a must-read for a person attracted to modern executive and politics in Hong Kong. Its entire survey of political associations, political actors and significant coverage components makes it a very good advent to the subject." — Kuan Hsin-chi, Emeritus Professor of presidency and Public management, The chinese language college of Hong Kong "Hong Kong has a very interesting—even unique—political process. And it really is getting extra attention-grabbing for all time. Hong Kong can be blessed with a couple of awesome students who've the talents to probe underneath the skin and supply finished 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 studying for someone attracted to Hong Kong’s political institutions." — Richard Bush, Director, heart for Northeast Asian coverage reports, The Brookings establishment [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
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Principal officials are employed on non-civil-service terms, and their term of office should not be longer than that of the CE. Within their own portfolio, they have to account to the CE for policy success and failure, and may have to step down for serious policy failure or grave personal misconduct. The three senior secretaries are the chief secretary for administration (currently Rafael Hui Si-yan), the financial secretary (currently Henry Tang Ying-yen) and the secretary for justice (currently Wong Yanlung).
413–417). For instance, the Provisional LegCo sought to revive certain repressive provisions of the Public Order Ordinance and the Societies Ordinance that had been repealed by the colonial regime before 1997. These laws stipulated that demonstrations with more than 30 participants must seek a no-objection notice from the police; associations should register for governmental approval; and the concept of national security was introduced as a criterion for the police to decide whether or not a demonstration or an association should be approved.
He further assesses the impacts of these reforms on the civil service system. Wong concludes his study by pointing out that civil service remains an influential actor in the governance of the HKSAR, yet it is too early to tell whether its reforms will lead to a better system of government. In Chapter 6, Ian Holliday and Glenn K. H. Hui look at HKSAR’s local government system and its complex web of local, advisory and statutory bodies. From the mid-1980s to 1999, Hong Kong’s local government system comprised of two tiers, the Urban and Regional Councils (with policy-making power in three major areas: sanitation, food and hygiene, and sports and recreation) and the 18 District Councils (known as District Boards before 2000) which advise the government on local affairs.