Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

3-1999

Abstract

The Legislative Council (Legco) Elections in Hong Kong on May 24, 1998, isthe first open multiparty electoral competition in the People's Republic of China(PRC). Since Chinese leaders have repeatedly rejected Western-style democracyor multiparty competition for China, the extent to which the Hong Kong experiencewould serve as a model for political developments on the mainland isclearly limited. Nonetheless, political changes in Hong Kong has to be seen aspart of China's experience following their reunion. Under the "one country, twosystems" formula, Hong Kong is given the freedom to conduct its own internalaffairs as a Special Administrative Region (SAR), but the formation of an electedlegislature that is formally part of the PRC is still a significant event in thepolitical history of the country.

Discipline

Asian Studies | Legislation

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

Chinese Law and Government

Volume

32

Issue

2

First Page

3

Last Page

11

ISSN

0009-4609

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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