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The Dynamics of Beijing-Hong Kong RelationsA Model for Taiwan?$
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Sonny Shiu-hing Lo

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099081

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099081.001.0001

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A Fusion of Mainland Chinese and Hong Kong Political Cultures in the 2007 Chief Executive Election

A Fusion of Mainland Chinese and Hong Kong Political Cultures in the 2007 Chief Executive Election

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(p.199) 8 A Fusion of Mainland Chinese and Hong Kong Political Cultures in the 2007 Chief Executive Election
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The Dynamics of Beijing-Hong Kong Relations
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Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099081.003.0009

This chapter demonstrates the amalgamation of mainland China and Hong Kong political cultures as observed in the 2007 Chief Executive Election. The election of 2007 represented a fusion of mainland China and Hong Kong political cultures in the path of democratization of the HKSAR. Specifically, this chapter shows that the mainland cultures of guanxi and patrimonial practices have pervaded Hong Kong politics, particularly among the top ranks of the Hong Kong political scene. This merging of the mainland Chinese culture or patrimonial practices and the Hong Kong political tradition of pluralistic competition represents a spirit of compromise that could instigate further development.

Keywords:   guanxi, mainland China, Hong Kong, 2007 Election, democratization, patrimonial practices, pluralistic competition

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