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Opinion | Brookings East Asia Commentary

Democracy in Hong Kong: Might 'none-of-these-candidates' break the deadlock?

February 2015, David Caragliano

Hong Kong is conducting a public consultation period on possible political reform ahead of its 2017 election for chief executive. David Caragliano discusses the parameters of the debate and how a “none-of-these-candidates” option might help contending sides reach common ground and improve Hong Kong’s democracy.

  • Interview | Georgetown Public Policy Review

    December 18, 2014, Richard C. Bush III

  • Interview | France 24

    November 28, 2014, Philippe Le Corre

  • In the News

    With [Beijing's decision to set electoral parameters], Hong Kong’s radicals were empowered, and the instability that occurred last weekend was almost inevitable. Beijing has been quick to blame the pan-democrats for the disorder, but it had the power and the opportunity to facilitate a good outcome.

    September 30, 2014, Richard C. Bush III, Radio Free Asia
  • In the News

    The central question is whether the protesters [in Hong Kong] will be willing to return to the old regime. Or will more and more opposition groups be willing and able to act outside the rules? Then, what does the government do?

    September 29, 2014, Richard C. Bush III, NBC News
  • In the News

    The White House pushed the envelope in today's statement [on pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong]. There's a lot more substance and they hit a lot more points than they usually do.

    September 29, 2014, Richard C. Bush III, Wall Street Journal
  • Interview | CTV

    June 25, 2013, Fiona Hill