One city, two systems: Democracy in an electronic chat room in Hong Kong
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香港中文大學研究人員

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摘要China resumed the sovereignty of Hong Kong from Britain in 1997. To preserve this former colony as an international finance centre, China is abided to rule Hong Kong under the principle of "One Country Two Systems", which guarantees that the capitalism of Hong Kong remains intact within its territorial boundary, across which China's communism is the dominant ideology. However, local citizens started to question the authorities' determination to preserve the principle soon after 1997, when self-censorship in traditional media was notorious, and they conceived that the continuity of press freedom and other democratic practice were being eroded. Under this critical period of public anxiety, the proliferation of online media gives the residents a ray of hope. The public seems to believe that these new communication media create a free and autonomous space and an emerging online community relatively immune to official controls. This paper aims, through a case study of an electronic chat room of an online newspaper, to examine whether it is possible for local citizens to engage in a democratic form of online communication.
著者Fung A.
期刊名稱JAVNOST-THE PUBLIC
出版年份2002
月份12
日期1
卷號9
期次2
出版社European Institute for Communication and Culture
出版地Slovenia
頁次77 - 94
國際標準期刊號1318-3222
電子國際標準期刊號1854-8377
語言英式英語

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