Hong Kong Investment in China and Income Distribution of Hong Kong

Kui Yin CHEUNG, Cheng Ze FAN

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)peer-review


Since the Chinese government launched the economic reform and "open door" policies in late 1978, investment from Hong Kong to Mainland China has increased remarkably. In fact, Hong Kong has been the Mainlands dominant supplier of FDI. Income distribution in Hong Kong was affected when investors, in search of a higher rate of return, moved their capital from Hong Kong to the Mainland. The empirical findings here show that Hong Kong's investment in the Mainland led to an increase in the rate of return of capital. Regression analysis indicates that the income redistribution effect of Hong Kong's investment in China has been biased towards skilled workers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)526-544
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Economic Integration
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2001


  • Capital Movement
  • Income Distribution
  • Hong Kong


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