How Beijing Has Killed Hong Kong’s Freedom and Democracy and Why American Students Should Care

WhenOctober 22, 2020 6:00 PM
Contact InformationCenter for East Asian Studies (CEAS)
DescriptionProfessor Victoria Tin-bor Hui, Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, will narrate Hong Kong’s struggle for freedom and democracy through two protest slogans: from “Today’s Tiananmen, Tomorrow’s Hong Kong” in 1989 to “Today’s Tibet/Xinjiang, Tomorrow’s Hong Kong” in 2020. For three decades, Hong Kong people have struggled for democracy so as to preserve their preexisting freedoms. Chinese leaders, on the other hand, have tried to make Hong Kong safe for the Chinese Communist Party. The national security law aims to kill Hong Kong’s freedom and democracy. Hong Kong people have vowed to fight on to prevent the city’s further descent into the daily struggles and harsh reality faced in Tibet or Xinjiang. Hong Kong is a global city and its fate shapes the future of the world order. American students can help by supporting Congressional acts and government policies that protect Hong Kongers.

This webinar is part of a series on "Democracy in Recession" co-sponsored by the University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS), Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CEERES), Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) Chicago Center on Democracy, and the Neighborhood Schools Program. These series are made possible through the generous support from Title VI National Resource Center grants from the United States Department of Education.

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