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China und Hongkong am Scheideweg

Davide Cantoni

Zusammenfassung

Die andauernden Demonstrationen in Hongkong, die als Proteste gegen eine Änderung des Auslieferungsgesetzes begannen, haben sich zu einer umfassenden Demokratie- und Freiheitsbewegung ausgeweitet. In Festlandchina gab es dagegen in den vergangenen drei Jahrzehnten keine flächendeckenden Unruhen. Davide Cantoni, der auf der Tagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2019 in Leipzig mit dem Hermann-Heinrich-Gossen-Preis ausgezeichnet wurde, hat dort in einem „Keynote speech“ anhand aktueller Forschungsbeispiele dargelegt, wie es dem chinesischen Staat gelingt, mit Wirtschaftswachstum, Zensur und Propaganda die Demokratiebestrebungen gering zu halten. Auf der Leipziger Rede fußt dieser Beitrag. Für Hongkong zeigt Cantoni, welche Einstellungen, Überzeugungen und Präferenzen die Teilnehmer der politischen Bewegung der vergangenen Jahre aufweisen.

JEL-Klassifikation: D8; D74; D80; D83; L86; P0; P26

Danksagung

Ich danke Louis-Jonas Heizlsperger für die Unterstützung bei der Vorbereitung meines „Keynote speech“ auf der Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik am 24. September 2019 in Leipzig, auf der dieser Beitrag beruht, und bei der Erstellung der schriftlichen Fassung. Ich danke außerdem David Y. Yang und Noam Yuchtman für kritische Kommentare und Einblicke in die politische Ökonomie Chinas.

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