The occupy central campaign in 2014 Hong Kong

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Abstract

The political movement in 2014 Hong Kong was unprecedented. Benny Tai advocated the Occupy Central Movement that he intended to promote democratization of the Hong Kong constitutional reform in 2014. The campaign was aimed at the Chief Executive election in 2017 and the Legislative Council election in 2020 which was the decision and promise by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on the proposal of Hong Kong democratization political reform. This was a civil disobedience movement in Hong Kong which started on 28th September 2014. Protestors blocked roads and expected to paralyze the Central, the financial area of Hong Kong, in order to fight for genuine universal suffrage for the elections of the Chief Executive and all members of the Legislative Council. The movement was quite successful in calling forth the consciousness of Hong Kong people and the occupation was extended to 79 days, but, as a consequence, it could not attain any constitutional democratic or political reforms in Hong Kong. Copyright © 2016 Institute of China and Asia-Pacific Studies, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)699-734
JournalContemporary Chinese Political Economy and Strategic Relations: An International Journal
Volume2
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016

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political reform
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constitutional reform
suffrage
political movement
consciousness
Taiwan
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China

Citation

Hung, S. C. F. (2016). The occupy central campaign in 2014 Hong Kong. Contemporary Chinese Political Economy and Strategic Relations: An International Journal, 2(2), 699-734.

Keywords

  • Umbrella
  • Suffrage
  • Democracy