Mao Zedong Analysis

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Democratic elections give the citizens of a country an ability to have a necessary input on how their government will operate. Citizens of Hong Kong have no input within their government because their chief executive, Hong Kong’s version of president, is not elected by universal suffrage. Instead, since Hong Kong is under China’s rule, China has a committee comprised of elites that appoint Hong Kong’s chief executive. However, China’s promise for democracy can be dated back to the 1980s when it was declared in the Basic Law, “The ultimate aim is the selection of the chief executive by universal suffrage…” (Ortman 3). This promise of universal suffrage has been broken because of the Chinese government’s inherited ideology, known as Marxist-Mao-Zedong, which causes the desire to assert power without interference as well as the Chinese government’s angst over Hong Kong’s potential to change the Chinese government towards pro-democracy; the effects include the Umbrella Movement and Hong Kong’s citizens anxiety over decreasing human rights. The Chinese government has been against democracy ideals since the communist party rose to power in 1949. China’s communist party used Marxist-Mao-Zedong ideology, a document that formed the basis of China’s communism. Marxist-Mao-Zedong ideology has two key features that still triumphs in modern China. Firstly, the power-holders in the government are superior to the law and can do whatever they please without consequences. This was because
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