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Introduction

Simon N. M. Young and Richard Cullen

in Electing Hong Kong's Chief Executive

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9789888028399
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206908 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888028399.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the election of the Chief Executive (CE) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). This book reviews the history and development of both the Election Committee (EC) and its predecessor, the 1996 Selection Committee (SC), and discusses the significance of the EC in both Hong Kong and China. It describes the system of electing the CE and reflects upon the future of the EC system particularly in the context of universal suffrage.

Keywords: Chief Executive; election; HKSAR; Election Committee; Selection Committee; Hong Kong; China; suffrage

Chapter.  3545 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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