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November 2014-Democracy in China's Shadow

November 2014 – Democracy in China’s Shadow

Protesters have occupied sections of streets in Admiralty, Mong Kok and Causeway Bay to demand free and open elections in the 2017 vote for Chief Executive. Varsity asks protesters, scholars and figures like Occupy Central co-founder Chan Kin-man and LegCo president Tsang Yok-shing about political reform after Occupy. Apart from Hong Kong, we also look at Macau and Taiwan, Chinese societies whose democratic development are affected to varying degrees by their relationship with mainland China.

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