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On July 1, 1997, China took keep an eye on over Hong Kong, the place Britain had began a technique of introducing democracy. Beatty examines the method of democratization in Hong Kong, with the argument that democratic improvement will proceed, regardless of being less than chinese language rule. via a chain of 128 interviews with 89 Hong Kong elites from 1997-2002, together with legislators and celebration leaders in addition to player and direct statement of 15 campaigns for the Legislative Council in 1998, Beatty analyzed political leaders ideals and dedication in the direction of democratic improvement and associations and placed them into the context of the post-handover atmosphere.
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