Practicing autonomy within a Communist state: Hong Kong’s autonomy from handover to Anti-Extradition Bill movement, 1997-2019

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Abstract

Hong Kong’s autonomy within China is akin to a house built on sand. This article examines how Hong Kong’s autonomy has weathered the waves over the years by adopting a news events analysis approach, documenting the Hong Kong government and the CCP-state’s divergence from the autonomy, democratization, and human rights provisions of the Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Basic Law since 1997. The case study of Hong Kong indicates the profound challenge of practicing territorial autonomy within a communist state and points to a new research direction for conducting comparative autonomies studies across communist and post-communist states. Copyright © 2020 by the Regents of the University of California.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-90
JournalCommunist and Post-Communist Studies
Volume53
Issue number4
Early online date01 Dec 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020

Citation

Fong, B. C. H. (2020). Practicing autonomy within a Communist state: Hong Kong’s autonomy from handover to Anti-Extradition Bill movement, 1997-2019. Communist and Post-Communist Studies, 53(4), 68-90. doi: 10.1525/j.postcomstud.2020.53.4.68

Keywords

  • Territorial autonomies
  • One Country
  • Two Systems
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Anti-Extradition Bill movement

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