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    Introduction

    Hong Kong Democratism is the ideology representing the Hong Kong pro-democracy camp, a big-tent political coalition in Hong Kong. It is highly varied in the political beliefs of its followers, ranging economically from center-left to right wing, civically from liberal to libertarian, and culturally variable (but rarely extreme). The pro-democracy camp also varies between those who still support the "One country, two systems" model that Hong Kong has operated on since the 1997 handover of Hong Kong from British colonial rule back to China, and those who support complete secession from Chinese rule or even a return to UK colonial rule. The only unifying ideas of Hong Kong Democratism are the democratization of Hong Kong and uncompromising opposition to the Chinese government, as well as the Five Demands, which will be described below.

    Five Demands

    1. Full withdrawal of the extradition bill

    The extradition bill is a bill proposed in February 2019 by the Hong Kong government which, long story short, would make it legally easier to extradite criminals from China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan who commit crimes outside of mainland China into mainland Chinese jurisdiction.

    Hong Kong Democratism opposes this, as despite assurance from the Chinese government that this bill would only be applied for some severe crimes, Hong Kong Democratism does not believe in the fairness, transparency, human rights protection, and independence from government of the Chinese judicial system, and believes that this bill will be used to more easily arrest and punish political dissenters in Hong Kong, which the Chinese government has already done before. Thus, Hong Kong Democratism demands a complete and permanent withdrawal of the extradition bill.

    As of October 23, 2019, the Hong Kong government has officially withdrawn the bill, making this the only met demand of the five.

    2. A commission of inquiry into alleged police brutality

    Hong Kong Democratism asserts that the Hong Kong police have used excessive force to disperse peaceful protestors - using tear gas, beatings with batons, and a gun on a teenage protestor, on one occasion. Hong Kong Democratism demands that such cases of police brutality in protest situations are investigated by an independent commission.

    This demand has not been met yet.

    3. Retracting the classification of protestors as "rioters"

    Protestors have been classified as "rioters" by the Hong Kong and Beijing administrations, and unsurprisingly, the protestors do not like this, especially because a great majority of their protests have been peaceful, especially early on. As such, Hong Kong Democratism sees the label of its protesting supporters as "rioters" as propagandist demonization, and demands that it be retracted.

    This demand has also not been met yet.

    4. Amnesty for arrested prisoners

    Since 2019, local police have made over 10,000 arrests of pro-democracy protestors, mostly on charges related to endangerment of national security. Many of which were then imprisoned. Hong Kong Democratism demands that these political prisoners be pardoned and released in whole.

    This demand has also not been met yet.

    5. Dual universal suffrage

    Hong Kong Democratism proposes, above all else, that Hong Kong should observe universal suffrage for the entirety of the Legislative Council (Hong Kong's parliament), as well as for the Chief Executive (highest executive office in Hong Kong). Previously, long story short, Hong Kong's citizens only elected about half of the Legislative Council's members, by their respective geographical constituencies, while the rest were elected by a professional constituency, comprised of professional special interest groups.

    In 2020, the Chinese government enacted an overhaul of the electoral system for the Legislative Council, greatly reducing the seats elected via geographical constituencies and introducing a new constituency, with double the seat count of the geographical constituencies group, that is elected by the Election Committee, a group of 1,500 individuals from various interest groups, mostly business professionals and incumbent legislators, which to this day have also been the sole participants of Chief Executive elections.

    Many supporters of Hong Kong Democratism have opposed this hybrid system of representative democracy since long before 2019, criticizing the lack of citizen voting power in the electoral processes compared to special interest groups and largely pro-Beijing legislators. Thus, Hong Kong Democratism brought it up as the last and most adamant of its five demands to the Chinese government.

    This demand has also not been met yet.

    Factions

    There are some small factions, such as the pro-ROC camp, the socialists , the anarchists, and the far right , but they do not represent the bulk of the coalition.

    Liberals

    Social Democrats

    Radical Democrats

    Localists

    Personality

    Hong Kong Democratism's personality reflects that of their supporters. They are freedom-loving, rebellious, and rather uncompromising. They are, at the same time, very accepting of support from pretty much anywhere on the political spectrum, making friends with pretty much any non-communist democratic ideology. They will flare up in anger at any ideology affiliated to or supportive of the Chinese government.

    They enjoy milk tea, umbrellas, wearing all black (not for edgy purposes but for symbolic resistance), and singing protest songs, usually Cantonese ones but sometimes English ones as well. They like to sing Glory to Hong Kong and Do You Hear the People Sing (from Les Misérables) the most.

    Relations

    Friends

    • Democracy - The core focus of my entire cause.
    • Revolutionary Liberalism - "Do you hear the people sing, singing the song of angry men?"
    • Liberalism - Shares my love for freedom, democracy, and equality under the law.
    • Capitalism - Good system.
    • Western conservatives - Thank you for supporting us.
    • Democratism - Some of my biggest supporters in the west, who share most of my ideals.
    • Social Democracy - Many of my supporters like you, and I can see why. Your dedication to equality under a democratic system is admirable.
    • Libertarianism - Many of my supporters like you, and I can also see why. Your strong opposition to communism and power-abusive governance are fantastic.
    • Bidenism - Thank you for letting our citizens stay safe in the US.
    • Borisism - Thank you for offering a path to UK citizenship to our emigrating citizens.
    • Ukraine - Hong Kong stands with Ukraine!
    • Neoconservatism - We look up to the west.
    • American Model - Many of my supporters look up to you.
    • European Federalism - Thank you for supporting us.
    • United Nations - Your Human Rights Committee supports me a lot, so thank you.
    • Falun Gong - Thank you for supporting us.
    • Milk Tea Alliance - Thank you for continuing my legacy and being a voice for freedom in our region.

    Frenemies

    • Imperialism - I appreciate what the British colonial government did for Hong Kong, but most of my supporters advocate autonomy now. What do you mean the US government does it?
    • Localism - Some of my supporters like you, but some of my other supporters think you go a bit too far and are too isolationist.
    • Trumpism - Some of my supporters like you, but your sanctioning approach to helping us is kind of odd. Also fuck you for starting to warm up to China again.
    • Democratic Socialism - A handful of my supporters like you as well, though most of the rest aren't fond of socialism.
    • Post-Colonial Anarchism - Some of your supporters support me, but most of my supporters think this is going too far.
    • Alt-Right - Yes, we also use Pepe the Frog as a protest mascot. No, we do NOT endorse you. Not most of us, anyway.
    • Corporate leaders - You would rather protect your business interests by siding with Beijing than care for our freedom. Absolutely shameful. However, Facebook, Google, and Twitter love to espouse my ideals, and the CEO of Google even went to one of my protests. Also they censor some people who are against me.
    • Schwabism - You used to be too lax on China, but you recently became more critical of China and we have alike ideals. I'll ignore the fact that you embrace corporate empires.
    • Trotskyism - Some of your supporters surprisingly back me. But the communism thing scares me.

    Enemies

    • Chinese government - DICTATOR! CHINAZI!!!
    • Marxism-Leninism - We will never allow state communism in Hong Kong.
    • Conservative Socialism - You pretty much exclusively support China in my fight against China, and your overseas supporters are largely pro-Beijing as well. Fuck you.
    • Pinkieism - You go beyond supporting the Chinese government to the point of actively bootlicking them. Fuck you.
    • Police - Stop brutalizing our protests and June 4 vigils, and shutting down our free press!
    • Anti-Imperialism - Without the UK teaching me democracy I wouldn't have had a freer Hong Kong. Also, Julian Assange denied the Tiananmen Square Massacre.
    • IDK Thought - Unification? No! Never!
      • IDK Thought - 😂👉 First, the Hong Kong "protestors" (rioters) are not peaceful; they are violent. Second, you are more brutal than the Chinese government.

    Further Reading

    Do your own research, but these are helpful to get started with. The Wikipedia pages also cite their own sources at the bottom of each, which you can further reference.

    On pro-democracy camp

    On the Five Demands

    On extradition bill and opposition to it

    On police brutality

    On Hong Kong's governing system

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