Malte Philipp Kaeding

Malte Philipp Kaeding, assistant professor of international politics at the University of Surrey, is a member of the Hong Kong Transition Project and an associate fellow at the European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan at the University of Tübingen, Germany.

January 2017, Volume 28, Issue 1

The Rise of “Localism” in Hong Kong

The September 2016 Legislative Council election marked the rise of a new political force that emphasizes the specific interests and identity of Hong Kong. It has especially been championed by many of the young people who swelled 2014’s Umbrella Movement protests.