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Political uncertainties in Hong Kong after the Occupy Central Movement

Political uncertainties in Hong Kong after the Occupy Central Movement AEDS Introduction 6,4 This special issue will address the political uncertainties of Hong Kong since the Occupy Central Movement (also known as the Umbrella Movement). The Movement was aimed at forcing the Hong Kong and Chinese Governments to install a genuine democratic process for electing the chief executive of Hong Kong so as to avoid the economic and social disorder caused by massive protests and the occupation of the main central business districts. The occupation of central and mass sit-ins lasted from September to December 2014 because the cofounders and supporters of the Movement thought that the Hong Kong and Chinese Governments had not rolled out a political reform plan that was compatible with international standards of genuine universal suffrage to elect the Hong Kong chief executive in 2017. The government’s political reform bill to elect the 2017 Hong Kong Chief Executive was finally vetoed by the Legislative Council (LegCo). Politics in Hong Kong has become more uncertain since the Occupy Central Movement period. First, the prospect of consolidating a democratic model for Hong Kong acceptable to all parties is remote. Second, the crisis of legitimacy will be deepened further as the chief executive chosen in 2017 does not http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Education and Development Studies Emerald Publishing

Political uncertainties in Hong Kong after the Occupy Central Movement

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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2046-3162
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10.1108/AEDS-07-2017-0071
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Abstract

AEDS Introduction 6,4 This special issue will address the political uncertainties of Hong Kong since the Occupy Central Movement (also known as the Umbrella Movement). The Movement was aimed at forcing the Hong Kong and Chinese Governments to install a genuine democratic process for electing the chief executive of Hong Kong so as to avoid the economic and social disorder caused by massive protests and the occupation of the main central business districts. The occupation of central and mass sit-ins lasted from September to December 2014 because the cofounders and supporters of the Movement thought that the Hong Kong and Chinese Governments had not rolled out a political reform plan that was compatible with international standards of genuine universal suffrage to elect the Hong Kong chief executive in 2017. The government’s political reform bill to elect the 2017 Hong Kong Chief Executive was finally vetoed by the Legislative Council (LegCo). Politics in Hong Kong has become more uncertain since the Occupy Central Movement period. First, the prospect of consolidating a democratic model for Hong Kong acceptable to all parties is remote. Second, the crisis of legitimacy will be deepened further as the chief executive chosen in 2017 does not

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Asian Education and Development StudiesEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 2, 2017

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