Hong Kong

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Abstract

Since its changeover from a British colony to a special administrative region of China in 1997, Hong Kong has experienced great changes in political, economic, and social terms. Heavy blows from the global economic downturns and a widespread local epidemic weakened the economic pillars. At the same time, the role of financial hub has been threatened by competitors like Singapore and Shanghai. The democratization of Hong Kong has resulted in a polarized society. Hong Kong also faces other challenges arising from an aging population, unaffordable house prices, urban sprawl, and wealth inequality.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies
PublisherWiley
Pages850-857
ISBN (Electronic)9781118568446
ISBN (Print)9781118568453
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2019
Externally publishedYes

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