Indigenous Communists in Hong Kong

Indigenous Communists In Hong Kong

Indigenous Communists in Hong Kong

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The Indigenous Communists in Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港本土共產勢力 <small>(Pinyin: Xiānggǎng béntǔ Gòngchǎn shìlì)</small> ; or 土共 <small>(tǔ gòng)</small> in short) are mainly remnants of the trade unionists who flourished in the 1960s and united front officials operated by the Communist Party of China in Hong Kong. They were once considered progressive; but as the consensus of Hong Kong politics moved, they appear to be ideologically conservative compared to the mainstream of Hong Kong. During the administration of Hong Kong Governor Chris Patten, the indigenous Communists suffered from his electoral reforms. It is more a label by their opponents rather than a real party organisation.

Ideology

Economically, most of the indigenous Communists insist on the 'birdcage economy' advocated by Chen Yun, which is a version of nationalized economy.

Politically, they are Maoists influenced by Hua Guofeng: They think that the Communist Party is the measure of all things; friends of the Party are worthy of support; enemies of the Party should be opposed at all costs. This hard-line thinking led to the occasional vandalism of Democratic Party political bulletin boards by the indigenous Communists.

Stereotypes of the supporters

There are several stereotypes of indigenous Communist supporters.

The 'Victoria Park uncles': Though the 'uncles of Victoria Park' may not be trade union members, but they support the ideology of the indigenous...
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