Mar 22
5:30 pm - 7:35 pm
CCL Talk: 香港選舉制度 (Hong Kong Electoral System)

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Hong Kong Electoral System  


日期時間 : 2024年3月22日 (星期五) 17:30 – 19:35
Date & Time: March 22, 2024 (Friday) 17:30 – 19:35
地點: 香港大學鄭裕彤教學樓11樓 學術會議室  (網上同步直播)
Venue: Academic Conference Room, 11/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, The University of Hong Kong (Live via Zoom)

Language: Mandarin


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In this talk, we will explore the concept of “Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong” and discuss the qualifications necessary for individuals to govern Hong Kong. This has been a significant political issue since the region’s return to Chinese sovereignty. The unique electoral system in Hong Kong comprises two key characteristics: the principle of patriots governing Hong Kong, and a combination of functional and geographical representation. The authority to determine the electoral system is a meta-power, a high-stakes game involving various power dynamics. To fully comprehend the intrinsic rationality behind Hong Kong’s electoral system, we must adopt a proper perspective of time and space. By situating system selection within historical and geopolitical contexts, we can better understand the ongoing interplay among diverse political forces. Furthermore, it is crucial to accurately grasp the essence of Hong Kong-style capitalism and comprehend the institutional needs of commercialism within the Special Administrative Region. This will enable us to strike a balance between equality and functionalism.



Duanhong Chen is Professor of Law at Peking University and serves as the Dean of the Hong Kong and Macao Research Institute. He is also a member of the Macao Basic Law Committee of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress. Professor Chen obtained his Doctorate in Law from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and has held visiting scholar positions at prestigious institutions, such as Yale University and the University of Melbourne. His primary research interests include constitutional principles, Hong Kong and Macao Basic Law, and administrative law. As an accomplished academic, Professor Chen has authored several notable books, including “Chinese Administrative Law,” “Constitutional Governance and Sovereignty,” and “Constituent Power and Fundamental Law.”

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