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Hong Kong and Global Finance: The Limits to Free Market Foundations

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Hong Kong occupied a unique position between the British empire and China that catapulted it to global importance in the century before the founding of the Public Republic of China in 1949. The legacy of British colonial institutions, including the currency board, banks, language, legal framework and well established property rights, all contributed to the ability to extend Hong Kong’s traditional role as an imperial entrepot into the post-colonial era. But Hong Kong’s success was not built ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.3917/mond1.181.0067

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
ST HILDAS COLLEGE
Publisher:
Presses Universitaires de Rennes Publisher's website
Journal:
Monde(s) Journal website
Volume:
2018
Issue:
13
Pages:
67-88
Publication date:
2018-06-01
Acceptance date:
2017-10-10
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Pubs id:
pubs:736328
URN:
uri:3499038e-c239-4441-af67-6f40eeb7164c
UUID:
uuid:3499038e-c239-4441-af67-6f40eeb7164c
Local pid:
pubs:736328
ISBN:
9782753574496

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