By Shiu-hing Lo (auth.)
An research of the politics of transition in Hong Kong, targeting the tug-of-war among China and Britain on democratization, and at the interactions among the more and more politically lively humans of Hong Kong and the democratizing colonial regime. The successes and screw ups of British coverage on the grounds that 1984, and the overlooked possibilities to democratize quicker ahead of Governor Patten's appointment in 1992 are examined.
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42 In 1975 the Hong Kong Observers was born, contributing articles on transport, health care, and legal reform to newspapers. 43 The CIC cooperated with 40 unions and 280 social groups to organise the Coalition of Supervising Public Enterprises which campaigned against the increase in bus fares. In 1979 some citizens set up the People's Council on Public Housing Policy, protesting against the rent increase in public housing. The flourishing participatory activities in the 1970s could be viewed as the precursor of the democracy movement in Hong Kong a decade later.
Mounting counter-attacks. Specifically, the SCOPG aims to undermine, coopt or coerce ... 27 In 1979, a confidential report of the SCOPG said: Pressure groups might weIl bring about desirable changes in the community, provided they work within the law. In addition, in a place where established political parties and a universal electoral system do not exist, it could be argued that pressure groups provide the local community with a useful and sometimes safety valve. 21l To 'work within the law,' all pressure groups had to register with the Register of Societies, which was the Commissioner of Police.
153. Nancy Bermeo's review articJe, 'Rethinking Regime Change', Comparative Politi~s, vol. 22, no. 3 (April 1990), p. 374. John Higley and Michael G. Burton, 'The Elite Variable in Democratic Transitions and Breakdowns' , Amencan Sociological Review, vol. 54, no. 1 (February 1989), p. 17. , p. 17. , p. 19. , p. 19. Ibsequent eleetion and turns power to those election winners, and if those election winners then peacefully turn over power to the winners of a later election'. See Samuel P. Huntington, The Third Wave: Democratisation in the Late Twentieth Century (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1991), p.