Perspectives on Hong Kong’s Protests
Where: Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Ave.
212-288-6400 Price: Members $20; Students/Seniors $30; Nonmembers $40
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This June, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong to protest against the so-called “Extradition Bill”, creating one of the most profound political crises since the 1997 handover. Critics fear that the bill would be abused for political reasons to extradite individuals to mainland China, and there are also concerns over China’s legal system with respect to human rights and due process. Though the protests have led Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam to suspend the bill in the legislature, it has not been fully withdrawn from consideration. Some protesters have added other demands — Carrie Lam’s resignation investigations into police abuse during the protests, and renewed demands for universal suffrage.
Join us for a special briefing with two members of Hong Kong’s legislature, Dennis Kwok and Alvin Yeung, who will share their insights on the future of Hong Kong’s political landscape.Buy tickets/get more info now