Post-Umbrella Movement : localism and radicalness of the Hong Kong student movement

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Abstract

Hong Kong student movements before the Umbrella Movement showed a political outlook of voicing within norm of the establishment, using "peaceful, rational and non-violent" approaches, acknowledging the authorities of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and mainland Chinese governments and recognizing attachment to the motherland China. Today's new emerging political outlook of the Hong Kong student movement has a profile of anti-establishment, using more assertive means and not excluding radical behaviour, distrust of the HKSAR and mainland authorities and assertion of radical localism. In the last two years, Hong Kong students have undergone a rapid change in their orientation, resulting in today's outlook. This paper argues that the Umbrella Movement is the key for the turnaround and it testifies to the birth of a new social and political consciousness amongst Hong Kong students.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)885-908
Number of pages24
JournalContemporary Chinese Political Economy and Strategic Relations: An International Journal
Volume2
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016

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