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An Umbrella Of Autonomy: The Validity Of The Hong Kong Protests, Ciera Lehmann Dec 2020

An Umbrella Of Autonomy: The Validity Of The Hong Kong Protests, Ciera Lehmann

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Hong Kong has been fighting for democracy and to retain its autonomy from China, and the world has been watching. Over time, Hong Kongers have seen Beijing blatantly tighten its grip before time was up for the fifty-year agreement since the handover in 1997. In 2014, and again in 2019, hundreds of thousands of citizens filled the streets to participate in pro-democracy demonstrations with the protests only gaining momentum and influence. While there has mostly been support for Hong Kong’s independence movement, there has been argument that Beijing’s actions are completely justified. Should Hong Kong remain autonomous from China, and …


The Empire Strikes Back: Britain's Use Of The Law To Suppress Political Dissent In Hong Kong, Richard Klein Jan 1997

The Empire Strikes Back: Britain's Use Of The Law To Suppress Political Dissent In Hong Kong, Richard Klein

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This Article highlights historical events in Hong Kong under the British administration, and calls for a reconsideration of the widely-held view of approving of British rule. Among those instances highlighed by this Article include the British use of martial law, deportation, imprisonment, flogging and censorship to deal with those who dared criticize the governance of the colony.


The Tragedy Of Hong Kong, Richard Klein Jan 1997

The Tragedy Of Hong Kong, Richard Klein

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While the world watched the fireworks and celebrations occurring in Hong Kong on July 1, 1997, a far sadder event was, in fact, unfolding. The people of Hong Kong, most of whom had originally fled from China -- the country which was now taking over -- have simply never experienced the basic human right of self-determination. Rule was shifting from a colonial power which had denied the people of Hong Kong their basic human rights for virtually all of its 155-year administration, to a country which, immediately upon assuming sovereignty, made it clear that democracy would remain but a dream.


Immigration Laws As Instruments Of Discrimination: Legislation Designed To Limit Chinese Immigration Into The United Kingdom, Richard Klein Jan 1997

Immigration Laws As Instruments Of Discrimination: Legislation Designed To Limit Chinese Immigration Into The United Kingdom, Richard Klein

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Law And Racism In An Asian Setting: An Analysis Of The British Rule Of Hong Kong, Richard Klein Jan 1995

Law And Racism In An Asian Setting: An Analysis Of The British Rule Of Hong Kong, Richard Klein

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