This research report examined the development of democracy within the Communist Party of China (CPC) so far. As elections for four levels of CPC organizations, from township level to provincial level, are held between 2006 and 2007
Past and Future Justifications for Functional Constituencies – An Analysis Through the Performance of Functional Constituency Legislators in 2004-2006
This research paper seeks to continue our work in understanding the Functional Constituencies as an important feature of Hong Kong’s political system. The challenge facing Hong Kong today is what to do with the Functional Constituencies as the political system continues to evolve towards universal suffrage.
As this paper will show, both the HKSARG and the Central People’s Government (CPG) have looked on bicameralism as a useful option in moving forward towards the universal suffrage pledged by the Basic Law. This paper will examine why both the CPG and the HKSARG regard this option with such favour.
Civic Exchange commissioned the Hong Kong Transition Project, Hong Kong Baptist University to conduct a public opinion survey on Hong Kong people’s attitudes on District Councils.
By Rev. James L. Fredericks PhD, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
The paper examines and analyses in detail the current status of China’s electoral system reform and to predict on that basis the direction of its future development through discussion and analysis of the three kinds of electoral systems.
Article on the effects a tax reform in Hong Kong could have.
Civic Exchange commissioned the Hong Kong Transition Project, Hong Kong Baptist University, to conduct a public opinion survey on Hong Kong people’s attitudes on constitutional reform in Hong Kong.
This paper reviews possible consequences of a tax reform in Hong Kong, regarding the public demand for democracy.
This is an overview paper for the conference on Rule of Law Developments in China (including Hong Kong), 5-7 November 2005.