Analyses n° 7 : Hong Kong, the Chinese Myth of Unity and the Failure of Federalism

Analyses n° 7 : Hong Kong, the Chinese Myth of Unity and the Failure of Federalism

2021

In 1997, Hong Kong had been returned to China with the promise of special legal, economic and political status: one country—two systems. However, the nature and expression of the supervision over Hong Kong remained vague and conceptualized in various ways by different stakeholders. In this new issue of Brief and Analyses, Federico Brusadelli, Lecturer at the University of Naples L’Orientale, Eurics Fellow 2020 and specialist in the conceptual history of Chinese federalism, analyzes the historical and political roots of this ambivalence.