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China's New United Front Work in Hong Kong

Penetrative Politics and Its Implications

  • Sonny Shiu-Hing  Lo
  • Steven Chung-Fun  Hung
  • Jeff Hai-Chi  Loo
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo, Steven Chung-Fun Hung, Jeff Hai-Chi Loo
    Pages 43-75
  3. Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo, Steven Chung-Fun Hung, Jeff Hai-Chi Loo
    Pages 77-106
  4. Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo, Steven Chung-Fun Hung, Jeff Hai-Chi Loo
    Pages 107-147
  5. Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo, Steven Chung-Fun Hung, Jeff Hai-Chi Loo
    Pages 149-187
  6. Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo, Steven Chung-Fun Hung, Jeff Hai-Chi Loo
    Pages 189-219
  7. Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo, Steven Chung-Fun Hung, Jeff Hai-Chi Loo
    Pages 255-287
  8. Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo, Steven Chung-Fun Hung, Jeff Hai-Chi Loo
    Pages 289-335
  9. Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo, Steven Chung-Fun Hung, Jeff Hai-Chi Loo
    Pages 365-380
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 381-416

About this book

Introduction

This book explores the dynamics of China’s new united front work in Hong Kong. Mainland Chinese penetrative politics can be seen in the activities of local pro-Beijing political parties, clans and neighborhood associations, labor unions, women and media organizations, district federations, and some religious groups. However, united front work in the educational and youth sectors of civil society has encountered strong resistance because many Hong Kong people are post-materialistic and uphold their core values of human rights, the rule of law and transparency. China’s new united front work in Hong Kong has been influenced by its domestic turn toward “hard” authoritarianism, making Beijing see Hong Kong’s democratic activists and radicals as political enemies. Hong Kong’s “one country, two systems” is drifting toward “one country, two mixed systems” with some degree of convergence. Yet, Taiwan and some foreign countries have seen China’s united front work as politically destabilizing and penetrative. This book will be of use to scholars, journalists, and observers in other countries seeking to reckon with Chinese influence.

Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo is Professor of Politics at the School of Professional and Continuing Education at the University of Hong Kong. 

Steven Chung-Fun Hung is Assistant Professor in Social Sciences at the Education University of Hong Kong. 

Jeff Hai-Chi Loo is Research Assistant in Political Science at Hong Kong Lingnan University.

Keywords

Politics of Hong Kong Chinese influence Tactics and strategy Soft Power Rise of China

Authors and affiliations

  • Sonny Shiu-Hing  Lo
    • 1
  • Steven Chung-Fun  Hung
    • 2
  • Jeff Hai-Chi  Loo
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Hong Kong, SPACENorth PointHong Kong
  2. 2.Education University of Hong KongHong Kong
  3. 3.Lingnan UniversityTuen MunHong Kong

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-8483-7
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-8482-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-8483-7
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