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Democratization of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in the Context of Chinese Sovereignty

Research seminar
Dr Łukasz Zamęcki, University of Warsaw
5-6pm, Thursday 5 December

Room S-1.22, Strand Building, Strand Campus


This talk will concentrate on the process of Hong Kong democratization and the influence of mainland China on this process. It will particularly highlight the endogenous restraints for democratization, such as presence of anti-democratic organizations connected to Beijing and the high level of socio-economic development and civil liberties connected with weak emotional attachment to parties. The key issue will be also the role of the instruments of the PRC influence on Hong Kong’s democratization process (pro-Beijing Hong Kong politicians, pro-Beijing Chief Executive, immigration process from mainland China, the rules of interpretation of the Basic Law of the HKSAR). The conclusions concern the future of democratization of Hong Kong related to the electoral reforms plans.

About the speaker

Dr Łukasz Zamęcki is the Deputy Director for Scientific Research and International Cooperation, and is based in the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science and the Institute of European Studies at the University of Warsaw.

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