Prospects for Democracy in Hong Kong: Results of the 2012 Elections

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This report looks at the state of Hong Kong politics after the 2012 elections. It covers three key reasons why Congress may consider appropriating funds to foster the development of civil society and democratic practices in Hong Kong: [1] it is U.S. policy to support democracy in Hong Kong, [2] the conduct of the 2012 elections may be indicators of support for democratic reforms, and [3] there is a possibility that democracy in Hong Kong could lead to democratic reforms in Mainland China.

Creator(s): Martin, Michael F.
Location(s): Hong Kong
Creation Date: September 14, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Martin, Michael F.

Acting Section Research Manager/Specialist in Asian Affairs

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: September 14, 2012
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Hong Kong
Description:

This report looks at the state of Hong Kong politics after the 2012 elections. It covers three key reasons why Congress may consider appropriating funds to foster the development of civil society and democratic practices in Hong Kong: [1] it is U.S. policy to support democracy in Hong Kong, [2] the conduct of the 2012 elections may be indicators of support for democratic reforms, and [3] there is a possibility that democracy in Hong Kong could lead to democratic reforms in Mainland China.

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17 pages.

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