Controlling corruption in Hong Kong: From colony to special administrative region

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Corruption has been a perennial problem in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong of the post-war years represented what appeared to have become an intractable case of a society in which corruption was entrenched as part of political, economic and social life. This paper seeks to delineate the experience of Hong Kong's fight against corruption in the midst of a rapidly changing political and social environment. After describing the context in which the Hong Kong anti-corruption programme is set, this paper identifies the critical policy decisions that account for the programme's success and the lessons Hong Kong has learned from the campaign. It ends by highlighting some of the current issues and problems that arise from the changing circumstances of Hong Kong's development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-28
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Contingencies and Crisis Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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