Growing Tensions in Hong Kong’s State-Nonprofit Relations

  • Chi-kin KwanEmail author
  • Ernest Wing-tak Chui
Part of the Studies in the Political Economy of Public Policy book series (PEPP)


The state-nonprofit relationship is often an uneasy one. Governments, especially non-democratic governments, may be suspicious of nonprofit organizations (NPOs). Strategies are adopted by governments to manage and even control the nonprofit sector’s activities. In this chapter, the case of Hong Kong is used to discuss how tensions between the state and the nonprofit sector are created and to illustrate how a government tightens control on the nonprofit sector through economic and management tactics.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied Social SciencesCity University of Hong KongHong KongChina
  2. 2.Department of Social Work and Social AdministrationThe University of Hong KongHong KongChina

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