The pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong has come under intense pressure since the 2019 mass protests, with the Chinese government cracking down on civil liberties and political freedoms in the territory. Many leading activists are now in jail, on trial or in exile in the UK and elsewhere.
As Beijing tightens its grip, what can Hong Kongers in the city and beyond do to advance human rights in Hong Kong and the rest of China? And how will Hong Kong’s fate impact and be impacted by the increasing tensions between China and the West?
The experts on the panel discuss:
- What are the biggest challenges facing the Hong Kong democracy movement in the current political climate?
- How can the movement continue to advocate for greater freedom and autonomy under China’s increasing control?
- What role can international support and pressure play in advancing the cause of democracy in Hong Kong?
- What are some potential strategies for the movement to adapt and evolve in response to the changing political landscape?
- How can Hong Kong’s pro-democracy activists and leaders balance their desire for change with the need to avoid arrest and imprisonment under the new national security law?
As with all members events, questions from the audience drive the conversation.