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Country Report Hong Kong

  • ID: 2114014
  • Country Profile
  • Region: Hong Kong
  • 28 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
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The position of both the government and the chief executive, Carrie Lam, has been badly weakened by mass protests in June 2019 against plans to reform the territory's extradition law. Ms Lam's ability to advance her agenda in other areas will be compromised.

We no longer expect Ms Lam to be re-elected in 2022, but the next chief executive is likely to face the same challenge in bridging the contradictions between the views of the central Chinese government and those of the majority of the Hong Kong population.

Pro-government parties will dominate the Legislative Council (Legco, Hong Kong's parliament) in 2019-23. Government moves to bar "localist" opposition figures (who want greater autonomy or independence) from Legco will undermine the body's legitimacy.
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Country Report Hong Kong

Briefing sheet
Political and economic outlook
Key changes since May 3rd
The month ahead
Major risks to our forecast

Outlook for 2019-23: Political stability

Outlook for 2019-23: Election watch

Outlook for 2019-23: International relations

Outlook for 2019-23: Policy trends

Outlook for 2019-23: Fiscal policy

Outlook for 2019-23: Monetary policy

Outlook for 2019-23: International assumptions

Outlook for 2019-23: Economic growth

Outlook for 2019-23: Inflation

Outlook for 2019-23: Exchange rates

Outlook for 2019-23: External sector

Outlook for 2019-23: Forecast summary

Outlook for 2019-23: Quarterly forecasts

Data and charts: Annual data and forecast

Data and charts: Quarterly data

Data and charts: Monthly data

Data and charts: Annual trends charts

Data and charts: Quarterly trends charts

Data and charts: Monthly trends charts

Data and charts: Comparative economic indicators

Basic data
Land area
Population
Main regions
Climate
Weather in Central
Languages
Measures
Currency
Fiscal year
Time
Public holidays

Political structure
Official name
Form of state
The executive
Head of state
Legislature
Local government
Legal system
Elections
Main political parties
Principal officials
Chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority
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