Tag: Hong Kong

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…

The Precarious Position of Hong Kong’s Sovereignty

The Umbrella Revolution took over much of Hong Kong goo.gl/FOS72j

On October 12, two young legislators from Hong Kong, Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching, used their Legislative Council oath-taking ceremony as an opportunity to denounce China and promote their pro-independent Hong Kong sentiments. During the mandatory ceremony before sitting on…

A Milestone for Suppression

Protesters at Chinese embassy in London. Image from Wikicommons via Chris McKenna.

  The disappearance of five book publishers and sellers from a Hong Kong bookstore late last year has reignited suspicions that the Chinese government is overstepping its authority. All five missing persons are associated with Causeway Bay Bookstore and its…

The Promised Universal Suffrage in Hong Kong?

People demanding for universal suffrage.

  The residue of British colonial rule in Hong Kong remains since the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong to China in 1997. The governance between China and Hong Kong is one of the “One Country, Two Systems,” principle, which identifies Hong…