THE PAKISTAN DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
Tales of Two City-States: The Development Progress of Hongkong and Singapore* By Theodore Geiger and F.M. Geiger, National Planning Association, 1973.
Tales of Two City-States: The Development Progress of Hongkong and Singapore, is the third in a series of studies, sponsored by the Committee on Overseas Development, examining successes in national development efforts. The previous two studies in the series dealt with Latin American Nations. This book, under review, examines the progress, policies and prospects of Hongkong and Singapore. Both Hongkong and Singapore, until the end of World War II, were basically commercial centers carrying on a number of essential distributive, financial, transportation and communication functions linking East Asian and world markets. Since World War II, these two city-states have transformed themselves into successful manufacturing centers with rising real income and employment now second only to Japan in Asia.