Linda Li - Institutional Contradictions and Change: Challenges for Hong Kong and a Globalizing China
|Dates:||1 December 2020|
|Times:||10:30 - 11:30|
|What is it:||Webinar|
|Organiser:||Manchester China Institute|
Webinar: How to 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 on institutional contradictions for change and reform will be reviewed alongside escalating challenges to stay close to the path.
Organisation: Professor in Politics at City University of Hong Kong
Biography: Linda Li stresses the role of collaboration as well as conflict in understanding politics and public policy. A specialist in intergovernmental relations and Chinese government reforms, her award-winning piece published in Political Studies back in 1997 advocates an alternative analytical framework to enable observers to take note, and work towards, the occurrence of collaboration and compromise, amidst a general context of mutual distrust and conflict. Trained in political science and sociology, 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.
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