|1 marginalizing the legislature and curbing its power to oversee the executive branch;|
|2 reinstating of appointed seats for District Councils;|
|3 abolition of Municipal Councils and curtailment of meaningfulness of political opposition.|
The latter part of the chapter discusses how those measures and other factors have further weakened public support for the pro-democratic opposition in general and the pro-democratic parties in particular. Taken as a whole, this chapter reveals the political handover of Hong Kong amid the agonizing economic crisis has not only brought about the dismantling of democratic structures, but also the ascribing of a low public priority to democratization.
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Publication information: Book title: Hong Kong's Tortuous Democratization: A Comparative Analysis. Contributors: Ming Sing - Author. Publisher: Routledge Curzon. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 2004. Page number: 163.
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