Promoting national identity through higher education and graduate employment: reality in the responses and implementation of government policy in China

Ka Ho MOK*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

In the last decade, the Chinese government has called for deep collaboration between Hong Kong, Macau (the two special administrative regions of China) and cities in Southern part of the country to foster economic and social development across the region. More recently, the Chinese government initiated a strategic project to develop the Pan-Pearl River Delta region into a Greater Bay Area like successful bay economies in Tokyo and Florida. This article sets out against the wider policy context to critically examine the reality in the responses and implementation of government policy in China when serious attempts have been made to encourage students originally from Hong Kong and Macau to study in Chinese universities in the Mainland and look for career development upon their graduation. This article has found that the promotion of national identity through higher education and graduate employment has not been successful because of failure of policy coordination, policy interpretations and implementation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)583-597
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Higher Education Policy and Management
Volume40
Issue number6
Early online date11 Oct 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2018

Keywords

  • Graduate Employment
  • Greater Bay Development
  • National Identity
  • Policy Coordination

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