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Examining the People’s Republic of China’s relationships with Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan
The One-China Policy and the One Country, Two Systems policy are policies that were implemented by the People’s Republic of China. The One-China Policy pertains explicitly to the relationship between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of China (ROC). The main objective of this policy is to hopefully unite both the PRC and ROC governments under one nation, but for now, they both acknowledge each other’s existence and that there is essentially only one China. The One Country, Two Systems policy applies only to Special Administrative Regions Macau and Hong Kong. This policy was implemented after the transfer of both regions back to the PRC in the late 1990s. This policy establishes that each of these regions can continue to have its own governmental systems and international affairs separate from Mainland China. This paper will analyze both of these policies and how it has affected the relationship between the People’s Republic of China and its counterparts.