[Cancelled] Linda Li - Institutional contradictions and change: Challenges for Hong Kong and a globalizing China
|Dates:||24 March 2020|
|Times:||12:30 - 13:30|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Manchester China Institute|
|Speaker:||Prof. Linda Li|
How can we assess the challenges and opportunities for Hong Kong and China given the conspicuous conflicts as witnessed in the unrest of 2019?
This seminar contextualizes the inquiry through the historical vision of the One Country, Two Systems framework, the Belt and Road Initiative promoted by the current Chinese leadership and its Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, the latter unveiled shortly before the eruption of 2019 conflicts.
The tested practice to leverage institutional contradictions for change and reform will be reviewed alongside escalating challenges to stay close to the proposed path.
Linda Chelan Li is a Professor of Political Science at the Department of Public Policy and Director of the Research Center for Sustainable Hong Kong (CSHK), City University of Hong Kong.
Her works have straddled the politics of central-local relations in China, government reforms, rural public finance, equity education, civil society coalitions, and cross-border relations to explore the dynamics of institutional and agency change processes. She has authored Power as non zero sum (Oxford: Clarendon 1998) and Rural Tax Reform in China. Policy processes and institutional change (London: Routledge 2011). Books edited include The Chinese State in Transition, Towards Responsible Government in East Asia, and Towards Good Governance in Asia (Routledge, 2008, 2009, 2014).
More recently, Li focuses more on cross-border relations and sustainable development in Hong Kong and Asia. She founded the Sustainable Hong Kong Research Hub and the Research Centre for Sustainable Hong Kong with the aim of supporting more applied research efforts to meet real-life challenges. She is currently leading cross-disciplinary research on ‘Hong Kong Professional Services in the Co-evolving Belt-Road Initiative: Innovative Agency for Sustainable Development’, funded by the Policy Innovation and Coordination Office of the HKSAR Government.
Prof. Linda Li
Role: Professor of Political Science
Organisation: City University of Hong Kong
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