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

Ka Ho MOK*

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    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

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    Keywords

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

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