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The paper offers a survey of the history of Hong Kong that is focused on economic development. The paper also includes a reflection on how this created a distinctive Hong Kong economy, from the 1840s into the present. The paper discusses the forward thinking business culture that came after WWII when they wanted to avoid dependency by launching the light industry/manufacturing to augment the shipping base that altered with British imperial decline. The paper places an emphasis on Hong Kong as a finance centre and as negotiating an advantageous position with respect to Beijing, after the 1990s handover.
From the Paper:"Economic history is more than the study of productivity or statistics. It provides understanding of how distinctive cultures develop and change and the economic history of Hong Kong seems bound to have created a new identity and one that people belonging to Hong Kong will continue to value. Brown & Foot's study of Hong Kong reflects a manner of looking at Hong Kong's development in delineated phases or 'stages' after 1840. However, if one looks at economics in a society that is dynamic, contained, but also cosmopolitan, thematic approaches may be more helpful."
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