Course Code


Course Name

Hong Kong and Mainland China: Interaction and Integration


Wednesday 4:30-7:15pm


CYT 214



Teaching Assistant

Mavis SIU

Course Description

This course aims to provide students with a broader and deeper understanding of the increasingly intimate relationship between Hong Kong and Mainland China. The lecture topics are organized according to three dimensions of this liaison: political, economic and social. The lectures will introduce appropriate conceptual frameworks to understand the interaction process and reflect on the meanings and practices of “One Country Two Systems”. Students will be guided to debate relevant and contested public policies in class.

Course Outline

Detailed Course Outline is available on Blackboard.

Week 1: Introduction

Week 2: Imagining Hong Kong and Mainland China Relations (1)

Week 3: Imagining Hong Kong and Mainland China Relations (2)

Week 4: Government and Governance

Week 5: Legislature and Election

Week 6: Judiciary and the Rule of Law

Week 7: Civil Society and Disobedience

Week 8: Democratization, Political Reform, and National Security

Week 9: Economy, Equality, and Everyday Life Contestation

Week 10: Urban Development and Regionalisation

Week 11: Group Presentation

Week 12: Guest Lecture

Week 13: Site Visit (to be scheduled)

Assessment & Assignments

Individual presentation (10%)

Final presentation (40%)

Individual paper (45%)

Participation and discussion (5%)

Honesty in Academic Work

Attention is drawn to University policy and regulations on honesty in academic work, and to the disciplinary guidelines and procedures applicable to breaches of such policy and regulations. Details may be found at

With each assignment, students will be required to submit a signed declaration that they are aware of these policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.

  • In the case of group projects, all members of the group should be asked to sign the declaration, each of whom is responsible and liable to disciplinary actions, irrespective of whether he/she has signed the declaration and whether he/she has contributed, directly or indirectly, to the problematic contents.
  • For assignments in the form of a computer-generated document that is principally text-based and submitted via VeriGuide, the statement, in the form of a receipt, will be issued by the system upon students’ uploading of the soft copy of the assignment.

Assignments without the properly signed declaration will not be graded by teachers.

Only the final version of the assignment should be submitted via VeriGuide.

The submission of a piece of work, or a part of a piece of work, for more than one purpose (e.g. to satisfy the requirements in two different courses) without declaration to this effect shall be regarded as having committed undeclared multiple submissions. It is common and acceptable to reuse a turn of phrase or a sentence or two from one’s own work; but wholesale reuse is problematic. In any case, agreement from the course teacher(s) concerned should be obtained prior to the submission of the piece of work.