Democratisation Postponed

  • Shiu-hing Lo


This chapter aims at analysing the characteristics of the Hong Kong polity before 1982, a turning point in democratisation when direct elections were held for the local advisory body District Boards and when the Sino-British negotiation on Hong Kong’s future began. In addition, the factors that shaped the political legacy of 140 years of colonial rule will be discussed.


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  • Shiu-hing Lo
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  1. 1.University of Hong KongChina

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