Evaluation of the C.Y Leung Administration
To answer these questions, this book presents a rational, research-based critique of the C. Y. Leung Administration (2012 - 2017). It is a sweeping and original publication that covers various aspects of governance, including politics, economics, healthcare, human rights, civil service, housing, urban planning, youth, and Legislative Council elections as well as Hong Kong’s relationships with Taiwan, Mainland China, and Western countries. Written by a team of expert authors from various fields, this book is one of the first comprehensive academic discourses on the issues this administration faced while in office.
The first chapter sets the tone of the book, with the subsequent chapters providing additional details confirming the general conclusions of the authors concerning the C. Y. Leung Administration. Written for scholars and community members interested in Hong Kong governance, this anthology presents a complex and comprehensive critique of one specific Chief Executive’s period of influence and how his administration’s policies still affect the Hong Kong community today.
I am most grateful to the City University of Hong Kong Press for inviting this assessment of the C. Y. Leung administration and for me to act as its editor. This book, together with The Hong Kong Special Administration Region in Its First Decade (published in 2007) and Evaluating the Tsang Years 2005–2012 (published in 2013), which I also edited, contribute to a better understanding of the developments in the territory in the first two decades post-handover. Academic discourse between experts of diverse fields will undoubtedly leave an imprint on Hong Kong’s history, and I am proud to be a part of these endeavours.
I realise I may not be able to repeat a similar analysis of the Carrie Lam administration, depending on whether she seeks to serve more than one term. I would, therefore, like to take this opportunity to thank all the contributors in this and previous publications for their support, cooperation, tolerance, and valuable contributions. Thanks are also due to City University of Hong Kong Press for their expertise and professionalism throughout the publication process.
Joseph Yu-shek CHENG
1. Overall Evaluation of the C. Y. Leung Administration
Joseph Yu-shek CHENG
2. Politicisation of the Civil Service under the C. Y. Leung Administration: Unprecedented Control
Wilson Wai Ho WONG and Raymond Hau-yin YUEN
3. The Implications of the Legislative Oaths Cases on Hong Kong's Rule of Law
Matthew Chuen Ngai TANG
4. Sources of Electoral Support for Pro-Establishment Parties in the 2016 Legislative Council Election
Stan Hok-wui WONG, Kelvin Chun-man CHAN, Karl HO, and Harold D. CLARKE
5. Human Rights Recession under C. Y. Leung
Nok Hin AU and Ngok MA
6. Mainland-Hong Kong Relations: The Growing Conflict
7. Hong Kong-Taiwan Relations in the C. Y. Leung Administration: The End of Strategic Ambiguity?
Adrian Chi-yeung CHIU and Kam-yee LAW
8. Hong Kong's Role as a Mediator between China and the West: Changes under C. Y. Leung's Administration
Hak Yin LI
9. What Changed from the Tung Administration to the Leung Administration? A Retrospective Assessment of Hong Kong's External Relations
Simon SHEN and Wilson CHAN
10. Hong Kong's Economic Situation under C. Y. Leung
Stephen Yuen Shan WONG
11. Technology-based Development and Heightened Integration with Mainland China: C. Y. Leung's Economic Ambition
12. Are Experiences Gained by Hong Kong in East-West Turbulences Being Squandered by China and the World?
Ching Tin HUNG
13. Economic Localism in the World's Freest Economy: Public Discourse Concerning Chinese Economic Influence in Hong Kong during the C. Y. Leung Administration
Chi Kit CHAN
14. The Making of Anti-Mainland Protests into a Social Movement for Independence: Constraints and Potential
Ping Lam IP and Alvin Y. SO
15. The Anti-National Education Movement in Hong Kong: A Struggle for Freedom of Thought and One Country, Two Systems
16. Youth Policy During the C. Y. Leung Administration
Steven Chung-fun HUNG
17. The Controversy over Liberal Studies and Youth Activism under the C. Y. Leung Administration
Eric King-man CHONG
18. Urban and Regional Planning: Continued Blindness to Local and Regional Ecological and Social Contexts during the C. Y. Leung Administration
Mee Kam NG
19. Housing in the Era of C. Y. Leung
Adrienne LA GRANGE and Yung YAU
20. Housing for the Poor
Ngai Ming YIP and Kin-kwok LAI
21. The Health Care Conundrum
22. C. Y. Leung's Policy Address Agenda and Characteristics: Analysis and Comparison
Clement Y. K. SO
23. The Hong Kong Catholic Church under C. Y. Leung