Date of Award

Spring 2012

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


International Studies - Asia Studies

First Advisor

Xiangming Chen


My thesis aims to dissect the confounding factors that lead to the build up of social tension between the Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese population. The three main causes of this tension are the major increase in the wealthy population within China, Hong Kong’s “autonomous” political status, and Hong Kong’s resource constraints. My thesis also aims to provide suitable solutions to diminish or extinguish the tension and give a logical prediction of Hong Kong’s economic, political and social outlook in the upcoming years.


Senior thesis completed at Trinity College for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.