Tag: democracy

Singing the Umbrella Movement: Pop, Politics, and Protest

Written by Ivy Man.  The Umbrella Movement, also known as the Umbrella Revolution, was a 79-day pro-democracy street occupation protest in Hong Kong. In the run-up to the protests, Beijing had stipulated that Hong Kong’s universal suffrage would be on Beijing’s terms, allowing only Communist Party approved candidates […]

Introduction to special issue on Hong Kong Politics

Written by Richard Selwyn. The 1st of July will mark twenty years since the handover of Hong Kong. Economically, politically, and diplomatically, a lot has changed. China now occupies a prominent position on the world stage, and China’s economic development has continued apace. Political and judicial reform within […]