This paper attempts to delineate the historical evolution of public policy on local administration (district administration) in Hong Kong. Development since the 1980s will be dealt with, and finally local administration under the Special Administrative Region (SAR) after 1997 will be envisaged. However, in contradistinction to the current usage of the term, I shall use “local administration” in a broader sense, including not only administration at the distinct level but also at the central level. As Hong Kong is a small city, the representative structures of the local administration is closely linked with the system in the central level.
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