MTRC and KCRC moved millions of passengers daily and generated millions of profits. Both government-owned corporations were commercially and financially successful, but t without public controversies as Hong Kong went through drastic socio-political changes in the last three decades. Upon a possible MTRC-KCRC merger, this book offers the first comprehensive analysis of the past achievements, dilemmas, politics and public policy of the Hong Kong railways.
Dr Rikkie Yeung is a consultant and research scholar in public affairs and public policies. A former member of the Hong Kong Government's Central Policy Unit, Constitutional Affairs Bureau and Chief Secretary's Office, she was a visiting fellow at the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies of the Brookings Institution in the United States in 2006-7. Dr Yeung received her doctoral degree from the University of Hong Kong and has an MBA as well as Master of Journalism.