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Past Events

October 2019

International Seminar Series: “Hong Kong’s Civil Society Uprising: ‘One Country, Two Systems’ in the Context of US-China Relations”

Wednesday, October 2nd 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China has experienced an unprecedented civil society uprising during the summer, 2019. Peaceful protests of one million, then two million citizens have been followed by confrontations with the police and disruptions to transport and to normal civic and commercial life. The initial protests were ignited by a proposed extradition law, now postponed, allowing for Hong Kong citizens and expatriates in Hong Kong to be given over to the Mainland, PRC judicial system. In…