Hong Kong is no stranger to typhoons. Lately, however, the Special Administrative Region is in the eye of a different kind of storm. On 28 April 2019, tens of thousands of Hong Kongers took to the streets to protest a proposal to change the city’s extradition law. Two years later, the winds of political change have yet to settle. By now, the United States has declared that Hong Kong is no longer sufficiently autonomous to warrant separate treatment from mainland China, and Britain has introduced a path to citizenship for Hong Kongers with a British National Overseas passport.
How should we interpret this political storm? What will the future bring and how will it impact Hong Kong’s status as the international, commercial gateway to China?
Moderator Ties Dams (the Clingendael Institute) will welcome the following speakers:
- Xiaoxue Martin, the Clingendael Institute
- Victoria Tin-bor Hui, University of Notre Dame/Hong Kong Democracy Council
- Tim Summers, Chatham House/Chinese University of Hong Kong