The pomp and circumstance that surrounded the reversion of Hong Kong to the Chinese offered a glimmer of hope for continued prosperity on that island. But one year later, Asia is in the midst of a financial crisis and Hong Kong is feeling its effects. What does this bode for the future of the former British colony? And what can we expect for Macao as it reverts from Portuguese to Chinese rule in 1999? William Dorrill of Longwood College joins University of Virginia government professor Brantly Womack for a look at what the 21st century holds for these former colonies and and their new administrator, China.

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