Hong Kong Political Reform: Is ‘Chinese Democracy’ The Best The Region Can Get?

IEMS’ David Zweig spoke to the International Business Times on the prospects of Hong Kong’s electoral reform, in which each citizen would be granted a vote for the city’s next chief executive. While many Hong Kong citizens and legislators want the freedom to cast their vote for whomever they wish, the Chinese Central Government is pressuring local legislators to enact legislation which would confine potential candidates to a pool of those selected by a largely-unelected group of legislators, many of whom are thought to be extremely pro-Beijing. Continue reading