Different Roads to Home: The retrocession of Hong Kong and Macau to Chinese sovereignty

@article{Chan2003DifferentRT,
  title={Different Roads to Home: The retrocession of Hong Kong and Macau to Chinese sovereignty},
  author={Ming K. Chan},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary China},
  year={2003},
  volume={12},
  pages={493 - 518}
}
  • Ming K. Chan
  • Published 1 August 2003
  • Law
  • Journal of Contemporary China
The retrocession to Chinese sovereignty of Hong Kong in 1997 and Macau in 1999 have been milestones in the PRC's national reunification drive. While these two South China coast enclaves share many similarities under Western colonial rule, their homecoming to China was markedly different in several key dimensions. HK's contested sovereignty and democratization mired Sino-British cooperation over transition matters, except for the British forces-PLA agreements on military sites and advance teams… 
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