Journal of Democracy
April 2019, Vol 30, Issue 2, pp 64-69
Abstract: The three landmark events in Hong Kong’s ongoing struggle for democracy over the past thirty years were directly or indirectly connected with the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. Inspired by the sacrifices of the students and citizens in Beijing, Hong Kong people continue to strive to establish a democratic system to defend Hong Kong’s way of life against interference by the Chinese Communist Party. The souls of Tiananmen Square have not left Hong Kong, and Hong Kong’s persistent struggle for democracy may have preserved the seeds of change in China.