25 years after the handover of Hong Kong from the British to Chinese sovereignty, this event looks at the prospects for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Hong Kong has entered a new phase of its development following the intense protests of 2019 and the National Security Law and electoral changes brought in by the government in response.
The panellists offer their perspectives on the future of Hong Kong, with a particular focus on its governance and legal system under the ‘one country, two systems’ arrangement, likely developments in Hong Kong’s economy as part of the Guangdong–Hong Kong–Macau Greater Bay Area, and whether the city can remain a major international financial centre given the intensifying strategic rivalry between the US and China.
Key questions discussed include:
Does the ‘one country, two systems’ still have meaning in Hong Kong?
Is Hong Kong’s legal system still able to provide confidence and reassurance to businesses and local people?
What is Hong Kong’s role as an international financial centre?
What are Hong Kong’s economic prospects?
This event is part of Chatham House’s ongoing work on Democracy that delivers.
As with all Chatham House member events, questions from members drive the conversation.