May 22, 2020 WEBINAR: Don’t Look Now: China’s New Crackdown on Liberty in Hong Kong
While the protests have faded, China’s attacks continue – this time against the backdrop of the distractions of COVID-19.
Friday, May 22, 2020
9:15 am - 10:15 am
Hong Kong made headlines last year as ordinary citizens took to the streets to defend their basic liberties against infringements from Beijing. While the protests have faded, China’s attacks continue—this time against the backdrop of the distractions of COVID-19. Just this week, pro-democracy lawmakers were dragged out of the Hong Kong Legislative Council because they objected to a proposed bill that would criminalize disrespect for the Chinese national anthem. Like the extradition bill that sparked 2019 protests, current legislation could further erode the independence of Hong Kong’s key institutions and values. Join us for a discussion with some of Hong Kong’s key pro-democracy leaders to learn more about the current situation and what the U.S. can do to preserve liberty in Hong Kong.
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