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Electing Hong Kong's Chief Executive$
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Simon N. M. Young and Richard Cullen

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9789888028399

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888028399.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
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Electing Hong Kong's Chief Executive
Author(s):

Simon N. M. Young

Richard Cullen

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888028399.003.0001

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the election of the Chief Executive (CE) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). This book reviews the history and development of both the Election Committee (EC) and its predecessor, the 1996 Selection Committee (SC), and discusses the significance of the EC in both Hong Kong and China. It describes the system of electing the CE and reflects upon the future of the EC system particularly in the context of universal suffrage.

Keywords:   Chief Executive, election, HKSAR, Election Committee, Selection Committee, Hong Kong, China, suffrage

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