Meeting

Virtual Roundtable: Hong Kong's Transformation

Monday, March 7, 2022
Tyrone Siu/Reuters
Speaker
Mark Clifford

President, Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong; Author, Today Hong Kong, Tomorrow the World

Presider

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Asia, Council on Foreign Relations; Founder and Faculty Director Emeritus, U.S.-Asia Law Institute, New York University School of Law

Hong Kong is the only peaceful, prosperous city in modern times that has seen freedom so rapidly eradicated. It is also the place where the values of an open society are in conflict with those of a closed, increasingly totalitarian state. Mark L. Clifford was the former director at Next Digital, which was the publisher of the pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily that was forcibly shut down in 2021, he discusses the destruction of Hong Kong freedoms since the introduction of the national security law.

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