Hong Kong’s Democrats Hold Their Own

  title={Hong Kong’s Democrats Hold Their Own},
  author={Ming Sing},
  journal={Journal of Democracy},
  pages={112 - 98}
  • Ming Sing
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Democracy
In September 2008, pandemocrats retained the voters’ support during the Legislative Council election. Beijing’s interferences with the elections, though less blatant than those of 2004, unmistakably cast doubt on its sincerity to implement democracy in Hong Kong by 2020. In 2008, Beijing promoted a new wave of pro-Beijing professionals with a stronger and more independent image. The sudden rise and stunning electoral victories of the Social Democrats, who are hallmarked by civil disobedience on… Expand
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  • 2004
The Hong Kong Legislative Election of September 12, 2004: Assessment and Implications,” testimony presented to the Congressional-Executive
  • Commission on China,
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coefficient—a standard measure of income inequality—moved in the direction of a less equal income distribution (from
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