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WCED Panel. Flashpoint: Hong Kong

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
8:00-9:30 PM
Off Campus Location
Panelists: Nicholas Howson, Pao Li Tsiang Professor of Law, U-M; Mary Gallagher, Amy and Alan Lowenstein Professor of Democracy, Democratization, and Human Rights, Director of the International Institute, U-M; Xiaohong Xu, assistant professor of sociology, U-M; Samson Yuen, assistant professor of government and international studies, Hong Kong Baptist University. Moderator: Jundai Liu, WCED Postdoctoral Fellow.

When handed over from British to Chinese rule in 1997, Hong Kong’s special autonomous status was guaranteed by the principle of “one country, two systems” for fifty years. Since then, this status has been eroded. From the Umbrella Movement in 2014 to large-scale protests against the “Extradition Bill” and the “National Security Law ” in 2019 and 2020, Hong Kong has become an epicenter of contentions. In light of these events, the experts of this panel will share their observations and insights on the judicial, political, and social developments in Hong Kong.

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Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Chinese Studies, Democracy, International, Law, Politics, Sociology
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, International Institute, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies