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The United Front Policy of the Chinese Communists in Hong Kong during the Sino-Japanese War, 1937–1945

  • Cindy Yik-yi Chu

Abstract

The 1997 handover issue began to trouble Hong Kong in the 1980s, during which time China became involved in the political debates in the territory. Beijing was anxious to keep itself informed about Hong Kong, and to make its views known to the people there. Throughout the decade, Deng Xiaoping announced China’s latest policies, while communications of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council [HKMAO; Guowuyuan Gang Ao shiwu bangongshi] incited fear, raised hopes, and caused speculation. China also disseminated messages through local organizations in the territory. The Hong Kong Branch of the Xinhua News Agency [HK Xinhua; Xinhuashe Xianggang fenshe] functioned as a mouthpiece of Beijing, as did leftist newspapers, magazines, and companies. The CCP continued its united front work in Hong Kong, where its local branch was known as the Hong Kong and Macao Work Committee [HKMWC; Gang Ao gongzuo weiyuanhui].

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Work Committee Japanese Occupation Xinhua News Agency Cultural Circle Local Businessman 
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