City on the Rocks: Hong Kong's Uncertain Futureby Kevin Rafferty
The brightest remaining jewel of the British Empire, Hong Kong is a tiny enclave of capitalism on Communist China's doorstep, a 400-square-mile island at the edge of the biggest Communist country in the world. Its importance to the global economy is enormous: it exports twice as much as China does; it is the fourth-largest financial center in the world and one of the five most important ports. It is also a fascinating example of the interface of capitalism and communism--for Hong Kong exists at the sufferance of, and in some cases for the benefit of, the People's Republic.
Award-winning correspondent Kevin Rafferty explores Hong Kong's history and culture in detail, profiling the powers behind Hong Kong's history business and political worlds--from Jardine Matheson, the original "noble house," to Li Ka-shing, the penniless refugee who parlayed a plastic flower into the biggest fortune in Hong Kong. As he analyzes the impact of recent events in Hong Kong and the People's Republic will have on the world's political and economic balance of power, Rafferty draws an enthralling, incisive portrait of a city in transition.
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