The One Country, Two Systems Model and Political Reform in Hong Kong : A twail Approach

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)404-429
Number of pages25
Journal / PublicationMax Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law
Issue number1
Online published10 Oct 2018
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018


This article seeks to elucidate the issues affecting political reform in Hong Kong in terms of China’s international law positions and practice. This involves reviewing Hong Kong’s unique legal position, the international law approach that China has adopted, and the manner in which China’s control of Hong Kong can coincide with respect for international norms and standards. In order to achieve this, concepts such as sovereignty, democracy and universal suffrage are examined.

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  • One Country Two Systems, Democracy, International law, Eastphalia, China, Political Reform in Hong Kong

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