‘Immigrants Do Not Vote for Democrats!’ : Are they pushed or do they jump?

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMigration in Post-Colonial Hong Kong
EditorsSusanne Y.P. Choi, Eric Fong
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter8
Pages140-160
ISBN (Electronic)9781315466682, 9781315466699
ISBN (Print)9781138205505
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2017

Publication series

NameRoutledge Contemporary China Series
PublisherRoutledge
Volume165

Abstract

Political integration is arguably the most important aspect of the overall inclusion of immigrants as it concerns their share of power and entitlement to resources. Despite the snail's pace of the democratisation process over the last three decades, Hong Kong's vibrant civil society and long tradition of freedom have continued to help maintain ample room for articulation by any group with a different origin or political disposition. There is also a well delineated route to citizenship for Mainland immigrants that is simply based on years of uninterrupted residence. The birthplace argument assumes a gap in political outlook between locals and Mainland immigrants as a result of the different social upbringing of latter before their arrival in Hong Kong. They are seen as more subservient or sympathetic to Mainland authority. In the political spectrum of Hong Kong, Democratic Alliance for Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB) and Federation of Trade Unions (FTU) are the flagship political groups in pro-Beijing camp.

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‘Immigrants Do Not Vote for Democrats!’ : Are they pushed or do they jump? / Yep, Ray; Li Jing.

Migration in Post-Colonial Hong Kong. ed. / Susanne Y.P. Choi; Eric Fong. London : Routledge, 2017. p. 140-160 (Routledge Contemporary China Series; Vol. 165).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review