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History and Development of the Election Committee<sup>1</sup>

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/9789888028399.003.0002
History and Development of the Election Committee1

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This chapter outlines the history and development of Hong Kong's unique political structure. It traces the origins of the Election Committee (EC) and analyzes official justifications for its inclusion in the political structure of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). It reviews the operation and function of the pre-handover Selection Committee and the several ECs which were formed post-1997.

Keywords: Hong Kong; political structure; Election Committee; HKSAR; Selection Committee

Chapter.  9349 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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