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Beijing has tightened its grip on Hong Kong in recent years, dimming hopes that the financial center will ever become a full democracy.
Feb 17, 2021
Beijing has tightened its grip on Hong Kong in recent years, dimming hopes that the financial center will ever become a full democracy.
Feb 17, 2021
  • Hong Kong
    Pro-Democracy Protests in Hong Kong: Perspectives From the Frontlines
    Podcast
    Since March, millions of Hong Kongers have protested their government’s proposed law to allow the extradition of criminal suspects to mainland China. Although Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam rec…
  • Hong Kong
    Podcast: Joshua Wong and Brian Leung on Hong Kong's Pro-democracy Movement
    Podcast
    Ever since protests gained traction in late spring, Hong Kong has been a focal point for international attention. The protests, which drew approximately two million participants at one point, have continued amid reports of police brutality and threats of mainland intervention. Although Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam stated that she will withdraw the extradition bill that spurred the protests, the protesters’ demands have grown since their inception and the demonstrations show no sign of ending soon. Joshua Wong and Brian Leung have been two of the movement’s most vocal leaders. Wong serves as the Secretary General of Demosistō, a Hong Kong pro-democracy political party, and Leung garnered attention for removing his face mask while leading protests inside the Hong Kong Legislative Council in July 2019. In mid-September, Wong and Leung traveled to the United States to meet with U.S. officials to press their case. In this podcast, they sit down with Dr. Elizabeth Economy to discuss the roots of their political activism, their thoughts on the protest’s current status, and their goals for their tour abroad.
  • China
    Episode 11: Nationalism and the Chinese State
    Podcast
    Jessica Chen Weiss discusses the nature of activism in China and how the Chinese government is responding to these new challenges.