This is a handbook about the future of Hong Kong, and since events in China will determine Hong Kong's future, it is also a guide to the future of China. It addresses many issues such as: who will succeed Deng Xiaoping?; what role will the People's Liberation Army play in Hong Kong's affairs?; will corruption overwhelm the rule of law?; will Hong Kong's free-market economy and budding democracy survive China's Communist party?; will academic, press, and religious freedom disappear?; and can the international community successfully intervene to protect Hong Kong's freedoms?