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Hong Kong: A democracy under threat?

Guardian Live

Monday, 24 February 2020 from 19:00 to 20:30 (GMT)

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Join chair Emma Graham Harrison, the Guardian's senior international affairs correspondent; Tania Branigan, foreign leader writer; and Yuen-Man Chan, senior lecturer in the Department of Journalism at City University, as they talk about the recent protests in Hong Kong, and what the movement means for the city's future, for China's leadership, and for international relations.

The Hong Kong protests broke out in June 2019, when the government tried to pass a controversial extradition bill allowing residents and visitors to be sent to China to face trial in the country's opaque, politically controlled judicial system. Millions took to the streets, fearing that removing the legal firewall separating Hong Kong and the mainland would deal a fatal blow to the city's economy and way of life.

The bill was withdrawn after weeks of escalating clashes. But Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam has refused to concede on the rest of the "five demands" of protesters, which include an independent inquiry into police brutality. What happens next with the protest movement? What does it mean for Hong Kong's future? How is Beijing responding to one of the biggest democratic challenges it has ever faced? Are China's efforts to curb international support for the movement working?

More speakers to be announced.

Running time: 90 minutes, no interval.

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Kings Place
90 York Way
N1 9AG London
United Kingdom

Monday, 24 February 2020 from 19:00 to 20:30 (GMT)


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