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China vs. Democracy: How China Stopped HK's Democratization in the 1990s

Posted May 9th, 2013 at 12:51 PM by jttwong

In the city of Hong Kong, debates over the Chinese influence on the city's democratization is again raging. Want to raise some awareness by showing ppl a chapter of HK's democratization that ended because of Chinese intervention. Today, HK's legislative body is elected by 35 by geographic constituency (western-style proportional democracy) and 30 by functional constituency (rich people who represent companies voting for themselves and employees)

Hong Kong's last governor Baron Patten...
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New Imperialism and how it Contributed to the Origins of WWI

Posted June 18th, 2012 at 07:38 PM by jttwong

Personally speaking, I have always believed that New Imperialism played a large role in the origins of WWI. It created tensions amongst the European powers that was just shimmer under the surface. Because of this, when looking at the origins of the Great War, it would unwise to neglect new imperialismís impact

(Disclaimer: this article purely focuses on the political causes of the First World War without mention of the ideological causes such as nationalism)

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