Journal of Resources and Ecology ›› 2019, Vol. 10 ›› Issue (4): 451-459.DOI: 10.5814/j.issn.1674-764X.2019.04.012

• Resource Management • Previous Articles    

The Comparative Analysis on Country Park Management between Hong Kong and Beijing

ZHANG Shuying1,2(), LIU Jiaming1,2,*(), LONG Fei1,2   

  1. 1. Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
    2. College of Resources and Environment, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2019-01-04 Accepted:2019-03-20 Online:2019-07-30 Published:2019-07-30
  • Contact: LIU Jiaming
  • About author:

    First author: ZHANG Shuying, E-mail:

  • Supported by:
    China National Tourism Administration’s 10000 Travel Talent Program (WMYC20181-004).


With a comparatively mature state of country park development for China, Hong Kong serves as a model that is emulated by many cities in Mainland China. In contrast, Beijing started to establish country parks relatively late, but along with the nascent “Country Park Loop”, achieving scientific and reasonable operation management is now the major challenge facing Beijing. By comparing the differences between Hong Kong and Beijing country park management in terms of positioning, management organization, legal guarantees, supporting facilities and education, this paper explores the factors of social development stage, urban developmental history and planning, the wilderness concept and financial support which are responsible for those differences. In order to achieve sustainable development, this paper shows that Beijing country parks should seek corresponding solutions according to their own characteristics.

Key words: country parks, management, Hong Kong, Beijing