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Gender and the South China MiracleTwo Worlds of Factory Women$
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Ching Kwan Lee

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780520211254

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520211254.001.0001

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Economic Restructuring and the Remaking of the Hong Kong-Guangdong Nexus

Economic Restructuring and the Remaking of the Hong Kong-Guangdong Nexus

(p.36) Chapter Three Economic Restructuring and the Remaking of the Hong Kong-Guangdong Nexus
Gender and the South China Miracle

Ching Kwan Lee

University of California Press

The economic dynamism since the late 1980s of the south China manufacturing region has been founded on a regional history of tenacious social and economic ties between two societies adopting opposing systems of political economy—a colony of Britain claimed by some as the haven of laissez-faire capitalism and its neighboring Chinese province ruled by one of the world's largest socialist states. These connections have survived more than a century of political changes and international transfers of sovereignty. The change in China's strategy of national economic development from self-reliance to an emphasis on active absorption of foreign investment coincided with the emergence of bottlenecks in Hong Kong's economy, particularly the shortage of cheap labor for its labor-intensive export production. It was east-west commerce in that period that made Canton (today's Guangzhou) and Hong Kong the bones of contention between the Chinese and foreign interests led by the British.

Keywords:   China, Britain, capitalism, sovereignty, foreign investment, bottlenecks, Hong Kong, economy, labor, Guangzhou

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