Meeting Point

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Meeting Point
匯點
Chairman Anthony Cheung
Founded 9 January 1983 (1983-01-09)
Dissolved 2 October 1994 (1994-10-02)
Merged into Democratic Party
Ideology Libertarianism[citation needed]
Political position Centre
Centre right
National affiliation Pro-democracy camp
Colours Green
Politics of Hong Kong
Political parties
Elections

The Meeting Point (Chinese:匯點) was a political organisation formed by a group of former student activists in the 1970s for the discussion for the Sino-British negotiation on the question of Hong Kong prospect in 1983. The group favoured a Chinese sovereignty of Hong Kong but wanted a free, democratic and autonomous Hong Kong government.[1]

In the post-agreement period, the group called for introduction of direct election and an accountable government. It joined the Joint Committee on the Promotion of Democratic Government (JGPDG) for the direct election of the 1988 legislative election, followed by the first direct election of the geographical constituency seats in 1991 legislative election and won a historical landslide victory with its ally United Democrats. It formally converted to a political party on 13 September 1992.[2] Two groups merged into a new party, the Democratic Party in 1994.

Notable members[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scott, Ian. Political Change and the Crisis of Legitimacy in Hong Kong. University of Hawaii Press. p. 210. 
  2. ^ Read Their Lips (I): A dossier of political leaders in Hong Kong. Pace Publishing Ltd. 
  3. ^ Staff listing, China Business Centre, HK Poly U