Hong Kong, 1 July 2003— Half a million protestors: The Security Law, Identity Politics, Democracy, and China

Published: 2004    |    By: Sonny Lo    |    Volume 60, No. 4


“This article delineates the background to the debate” surrounding article 23 of Hong Kong’s’ Basic Law as well as “its development after the protests, its underlying implications concerning identity and patriotism, and the debate’s consequences for the democratic development of both Hong Kong and China.” Furthermore it “suggests that the Canadian government may have to devise new ways of coping with Hong Kong’s political development, especially because the post-colonial enclave has a large population of Canadians”

About the Author

Dr. Sonny Lo (PhD, University of Toronto), is Associate Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Hong Kong