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Party Supremacy and Hong Kong

Christine Loh

in Underground Front

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9789888028948
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207653 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888028948.003.0010
Party Supremacy and Hong Kong

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The key regime value of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) that Hong Kong has to contend with is the supremacy of the party. In order to ensure the party's leadership in government, the CCP has a system whereby the party and government structures run in parallel to each other. In addition, there is a party group system that is embedded in each government body. When the term the Central Authorities (zhongyang) is used, it refers to this party-government structure at the top, which is situated in Beijing. The handling of Hong Kong affairs is demonstrated. Vladimir Lenin developed the party and state structures of communist states in the Soviet Union, and the Chinese party structure was modelled on Leninist lines. His legacy is specifically reported. Civil society is offering alternative visions and funding NGOs to put these versions into practice.

Keywords: party supremacy; Hong Kong; Chinese Communist Party; party-government structure; Vladimir Lenin; civil society; Beijing

Chapter.  4911 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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