Culture and Hong Kong in an existential crisis: Is ‘One Country, Two Systems’ into a retreat?

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Abstract

Hong Kong’s political unrest since 2019 led to the imposition of a national security law and the revamping of its electoral system by China’s National People’s Congress. Given a preconceived perspective on communist rule and Beijing’s tightening grip on the city, gloomy views abound about its future. Amid growing anxieties and uncertainties, this article considers what sensible prediction can be made of a post-2020 Hong Kong in a changed context with different conditions and assumptions. Will Hong Kong still thrive as a global city or will it have to be resigned to becoming just another city of China? Copyright © 2021 Culture and Empathy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-118
JournalCulture and Empathy: International Journal of Sociology, Psychology, and Cultural Studies
Volume4
Issue number2
Early online date25 Jun 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Citation

Cheung, A. B. L. (2021). Culture and Hong Kong in an existential crisis: Is ‘One Country, Two Systems’ into a retreat? Culture and Empathy: International Journal of Sociology, Psychology, and Cultural Studies, 4(2), 100-118. doi: 10.32860/26356619/2021/4.2.0003

Keywords

  • Autonomy
  • Democratization
  • Exceptionalism
  • Hong Kong
  • One Country, Two Systems (OCTS)
  • Political unrest

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