Chinese Communists and Hong Kong Capitalists 1937-1997

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-10-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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This book studies the activities of the Chinese Communists in Hong Kong from 1937 to 1997. The Chinese Communists were involved with the Hong Kong capitalists. Communication and cooperation between them and mutual interests constituted the manifestation of a united front effort. The Chinese Communists were more accommodating of Hong Kong and open to working with the local capitalists than some observers might think. This book reveals a unique part of Chinese Communist history, and six decades of astonishing united front between the Chinese Communists and Hong Kong upper-class capitalists. It should attract the attention of anyone interested in contemporary China.

Author Biography

Cindy Yik-yi Chu is Professor of History at Hong Kong Baptist University.  Her books include The Diaries of the Maryknoll Sisters in Hong Kong, 1921-1966, The Maryknoll Sisters in Hong Kong, 1921-1969 (and its Chinese edition), Foreign Communities in Hong Kong, 1840s-1950s, China Reconstructs, and A Reappraisal of the Opium War. She has published numerous articles in international refereed journals. She specializes in modern and contemporary China, Hong Kong history, Chinese foreign relations, Sino-American relations, and Catholic history.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Abbreviationsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
The United Front Policy of the Chinese Communists in Hong Kong during the Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945p. 23
Overt and Covert Functions of the Hong Kong Branch of the Xinhua News Agency, 1947-1984p. 41
The Origins of the Chinese Communist Alliance with the Hong Kong Business Elite, the 1997 Question, and the Basic Law Committees, 1979-1985p. 59
The Involvement of the Business Elite in the Drafting of Hong Kong's Basic Law and the Problems of the United Front Policy, 1985-1990p. 77
The Chinese Communists' United Front with Big Business and Their Collaboration on the Handover, 1990-1997p. 95
The Selection of the Chief Executive, May-December 1996p. 113
Tung Chee-hwa and the Last Days of Colonial Hong Kong, December 1996-June 1997p. 127
Notesp. 145
Bibliographyp. 177
Indexp. 189
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