As Hong Kong enters its third year under Chinese rule, the
prognosis for the common law remains uncertain. Can the improbable
doctrine of 'one country, two systems' be made to work? Will the
political controversies that continue to bedevil the territory
undermine the rule of law and the integrity of the legal
The 21 essays in this important new collection consider these, and
many other, questions. The first part examines several problems
that lie at the heart of the Basic Law's promise of legal
continuity. Hong Kong's economic order and its legal buttresses are
analysed in Part 2, while the essays in Part 3 trace the shifts in
social values as reflected both in Chinese and Hong Kong law.
Though they embrace a wide area, the contributions to this volume
suggest that, while many problems lie ahead, Hong Kong's law and
legal system seem adequately entrenched to endure well into the
You do not have access to this book on JSTOR. Try logging in through your institution for access.
Log in to your personal account or through your institution.
Table of Contents
Export Selected Citations
Export to NoodleTools
Export to RefWorks
Export to EasyBib
Export a RIS file
(For EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, Zotero, Mendeley...)
Export a Text file