What has gone wrong in Hong Kong?

Bing Leung Anthony CHEUNG

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify the underlying problems of the recent socio-political disturbance originated from the amendments of extradition law in Hong Kong.

Design/methodology/approach: The perspectives of politics and governance are adopted to analyze the current situation.

Findings: Three underlying problems are identified, including the existential crisis under “One Country, Two Systems”, the politics of “fear of losing” and the institutional weakness to reform and change under the current system of “Hong Kong people governing Hong Kong”.

Originality/value: The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government should take initiatives to address the above problems. Copyright © 2019 Anthony B.L. Cheung.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-96
JournalPublic Administration and Policy: An Asia-Pacific Journal
Issue number2
Early online dateDec 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019


Cheung, A. B. L. (2019). What has gone wrong in Hong Kong? Public Administration and Policy: An Asia-Pacific Journal, 22(2), 93-96. doi: 10.1108/PAP-09-2019-0021


  • Hong Kong
  • Governance
  • One country two systems
  • Existential crisis


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