Tag: Carrie Lam

A Democratic Deficit: Hong Kong’s Resurfacing Umbrella Movement

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Hong Kong’s highly anticipated election on March 26 arises from a prolonged, uneasy discourse on the legitimacy and controversy surrounding the “one country, two systems” structure. Granted back to China in 1997, Hong Kong is able to exercise a level of autonomy…

Hong Kong 2017 Chief Executive Elections: A Dwindling Promise for Universal Suffrage?

Signs from Hong Kong's Occupy Central Movement in 2014 call for genuine universal suffrage. https://flic.kr/p/qZu6Lp

Hong Kong’s chief executive elections, one of the city’s most anticipated political events, are scheduled to take place shortly on March 26 2017. Recently, several influential figures have been vying to secure nominations in order to formally qualify as candidates…