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TitlePolitics of Mega-Events in China's Hong Kong and Macao [electronic resource] / by Marcus P. Chu
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Pivot, 2019
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Descript XII, 154 p. online resource


“This volume provides a unique look at the One Country Two Systems through studying the interplay between Beijing and the SARs in the hosting of mega-events. It delivers a new perspective in the understanding of Beijing-SAR relationship going beyond the dichotomy of autonomy vs intervention.” – Eilo Yu, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Macao, Macao “This original study provides a nuanced analysis of the politics behind the hosting of mega-events in Hong Kong and Macao. Drawing on a rich array of sources, Chu lucidly shows the complex cast of players in the political drama, and its implications for Greater China and beyond.” – Shalendra Sharma, Chair Professor of Political Science, Lingnan University, Hong Kong “This book unravels the intriguing political dynamics behind Hong Kong and Macao’s hosting of international mega-events. With exhaustive coverage and systematic analyses, it illuminates how political imperatives at time triumph over economic considerations of the two SARs.” – Vic Li, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong This book explores the connection between politics and mega-events in post-handover Hong Kong and Macao. It also offers an in-depth account of the two cities’ keenness to integrate with China and engage in the international society and China’s eagerness to build image, boost influence and gain respect on the global arena. This work will facilitate academics, think tanks, diplomats and government officials to further understand the politics and international relations of China, Hong Kong and Macao. Marcus P. Chu is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Lingnan University, Hong Kong


1. Introduction -- 2. International Conferences in China’s Hong Kong -- 3. International Sporting Games in China’s Hong Kong -- 4. International Conferences and Sporting Games in China’s Macao -- 5. Conclusion

Asia-Politics and government Municipal government Globalization Regionalism Economic development Asian Politics. Urban Politics. Globalization. Regionalism. Regional Development.


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