Dealing With the Dragon by Jonathan Fenby
A Year in the New Hong Kong

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One of the most politically sensitive and highly charged events of the waning years of the twentieth century was Britain's turnover of Hong Kong to the Chinese in 1997. Predictions that this Far Eastern center of commerce and finance would be radically changed by its new rulers have proved unfounded. Here is a fact-filled but always entertaining account of a year in the life of the new Hong Kong, by the journalist who knows the metropolis best. From business and financial machinations and political intrigue to hair-raising tales of Triad gangsters in Macau, Jonathan Fenby's new book is a brilliant snapshot of what's really happening in the epicenter of the new Asia.

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Jonathan Fenby is a former editor of the Observer and the SouthChina Morning Post, and is a former bureau chief in France for theEconomist and Reuters. He is the author of ten books, including theacclaimed biography Chiang Kai-Shek: China s Generalissimo andthe Nation He Lost and The Sinking of the Lancastria, which tells thestory of the greatest disaster in British naval history. He was madea commander of the British Empire and a knight of the FrenchOrder of Merit for services to journalism. He lives in London.
Published April 11, 2001 by Arcade Publishing. 320 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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From his perch as editor of the South China Morning Post, Fenby (France on the Brink, 1999) takes measure of Hong Kong during the year 1999 (his account is structured primarily as a diary of telling events).

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Introductory chapters on Hong Kong, mainland China and the dualistic political concept that now defines, however precariously, the Special Administrative Region contextualize this diary-format account of one year in postturnover Hong Kong.

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