Mobilization and Conflicts over Hong Kong's Democratic Reform

Sing Ming and Tang Yuen-sum

in Contemporary Hong Kong Government and Politics

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9789888139477
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9789882208681 | DOI:
Mobilization and Conflicts over Hong Kong's Democratic Reform

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This chapter reviews the political landscape in Hong Kong after the July 1 rally of 2003, which has been characterized by greater intervention of the Central People's Government in Hong Kong's democratization such as the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (SCNPC)'s 2004 decision to rule out universal suffrage for electing the CE and the legislature in 2007 and 2008 respectively. The chapter then examines the development of new pro-democracy political parties in Hong Kong since 2003, their differing views about the controversial contents of the government's constitutional reform proposal as compared to the Democratic Party, and the different strategies used in the process of negotiation in 2010. Finally, the chapter discusses the prospects of Hong Kong's democracy movement under the influence of the CPG.

Keywords: Hong Kong; Government; Politics; Special Administrative Region; Democratization; Standing Committee of the National People's; Congress; Universal suffrage; Elections

Chapter.  8736 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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