Growing Tensions Over Hong Kong’s Autonomy

Veg, Sebastian. Growing Tensions Over Hong Kong’s Autonomy. Institut Montaigne (11 May 2020). URL : https://www.institutmontaigne.org/en/blog/growing-tensions-over-hong-kongs-autonomy (consulté le 14 mai 2020)

Growing Tensions Over Hong Kong’s Autonomy

After massive protests erupted in Hong Kong in 2019 against an extradition bill put forth by the government (eventually withdrawn on September 4) and increasingly against police violence (denied by the government, but well documented by the press and various NGOs), the overwhelming victory of pro-democracy forces in the November district elections allowed for a relative de-escalation. Although fear of the epidemic did not bring protests to a halt (health workers, for instance, went on strike to demand the closure of the land border with China in late January), for a time, political considerations seemed to have been pushed to the background. (…)

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Monique Abud

Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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