2012 is an important year when change in China's Central Government leadership, Hong Kong's Chief Executive and legislators take place. During General Secretary Hu Jintao and Chief Executive Daniel Tsan's regime, Hong Kong vigorously promoted economic integration with China, temporarily achieving economic recovery and political stability. However, recent side effects of this integration, such as inflation, wealth inequality, and impediment to daily lives of Hong Kong civilians, have caused major social problems which led to Hong Kong people's dislike of the Hong Kong and Central Chinese Governments. China's Central Government has become vigilant towards Hong Kong's attitude change, adopting a tough attitude toward democratization, meaning Hong Kong could be facing a political turmoil. From the worries within the Chinese Central Government that Hong Kong could become the bridgehead western powers utilize to exert pressures on China, one can observe the influence Sino-Japanese and Sino-American relations under the 'new Cold War' have on China-Hong Kong relations.