Three Approaches to Political Protest: A Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China Comparison

Different types of regimes face distinct political challenges, perceive and define political protest differently and develop unique measures to manage their political crises.
This paper first identifies three distinct approaches to political protest: a security-based approach, a rule-based approach, and a rights-based approach, and then uses Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China as case studies to explore the relationship between political protest and regime type.