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By Cindy Yik-yi Chu

This publication stories the actions of the chinese language Communists in Hong Kong from 1937 to 1997. The chinese language Communists have been concerned with the Hong Kong capitalists. communique and cooperation among them and mutual pursuits constituted the manifestation of a united entrance attempt. The chinese language Communists have been extra accommodating of Hong Kong and open to operating with the neighborhood capitalists than a few observers could imagine. This ebook finds a different a part of chinese language Communist historical past, and 6 many years of mind-blowing united entrance among the chinese language Communists and Hong Kong upper-class capitalists. it's going to allure the eye of somebody drawn to modern China.

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After the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War, Hong Kong became a base for not 36 CHINESE COMMUNISTS AND HONG KONG CAPITALISTS only the Communists but also the Nationalists from which to disseminate anti-Japanese propaganda, secure foreign aid, and boost the morale of overseas Chinese. General Tao Baichuan went from Chongqing to Hong Kong to establish Guomin ribao, which received the endorsement of Jiang Jieshi, who had earlier discussed its possibility with the General. Its office was in Central district, and in June 1939, the first issue appeared.

15 In January 1940, Mao Zedong’s tract “On New Democracy” appeared. Van Slyke observes that it was published at a time when the GuomindangCCP collaboration had begun to crumble. 16 Most importantly, the “rational and moderate tone” of the article revealed the attempt of the Communists to seek a multiclass united front in its struggle for power against Guomindang. 18 The united front strategy of the Chinese Communists during the Sino-Japanese War developed around these targets, and was modified based on changing circumstances with the ultimate objective of reaffirming the CCP.

It argues that there were issues that concerned both Beijing and Hong Kong people, and that both sides exhibited a great deal of pragmatism in their actions and responses during the selection process. This chapter traces the making of public opinion and the appearance of the “dream team” for the SAR government, namely, the partnership of Tung Chee-hwa and Anson Chan. In addition, it discusses the competition among several other candidates, stressing that public opinion greatly influenced the selection process, as a person low in popularity could not even secure a place in the competition.

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