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(Jan 02, 2008) While some news sources contend that Beijing's "nod to universal suffrage in 2017" is "a significant attempt to end the decades-long row over the pace of democratization" in Hong Kong as well as historic because "it is the first time Beijing has acknowledged the democratic process in electing a chief executive," others emphasize "both the uncertainty entailed in the use of the word 'may' -- and also the fact that 2017 in itself constituted a delay." (SCMP: A Big Step But Still a Long Way to Go, SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST (Hong Kong), Dec. 30, 2007, Open Source Center No. CPP20071230968021; The Standard: 'Time to Stand Up and Be Counted,' THE STANDARD, Dec. 31, 2007, Open Source Center No. CPP20071231701001; Patrick Goodenough, China Postpones Democracy for Hong Kong – Again, CNSNEWS.COM, Jan. 2, 2008, available at http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewForeignBureaus.asp?Page=/ForeignBureaus/archive/200
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Author: Wendy Zeldin More by this author
Topic: Elections and politics More on this topic
Jurisdiction: China More about this jurisdiction

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