Hong Kong Debate

  • Event Start: 28th April 2020, 5:00pm
  • Event Type:
Podcast Debate:

Hong Kong: What Does The Future Hold?

Following years of clashes with Beijing, Hong Kong politics is increasingly volatile.  Attempts to curtail the state’s independence have led to protests lasting over a year, with no consensus in sight.  With reintegration edging closer, what does the future hold for Hong Kong?  Is it doomed to be ruled by China, or might it have an independent future?

Speakers:

  • Amb. Kurt Tong  :  American diplomat, serving as Consul General of the US to Hong Kong and Macau between 2016 and 2019.  He previously served as US Ambassador for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
  • Nathan Law  :  Hong Kong politician and activist.  A student leader during the 2014 Umbrella Movement, he served on the Hong Kong Legislative Council until his disqualification in 2017
  • Eddie Chu Hoi-dick  :  Social activist and politician.  He founded the Land Justice League, a conservationist, pro-democracy group and was elected to the Legislative Council of Hong Kong in 2016
  • Regina Ip  :  Hong Kong politician.  She is the founder and chairperson of the New People’s Party, a pro-Beijing conservative political party

This event will be via podcast : for Spotify Podcast, CLICK HEREor forApple Podcast, CLICK HERE

Our weekly debates have always been at the very heart of the Oxford Union and it has been our mission to take our members to the very frontlines of the great arguments of the day.  This term will be no different as we strive to honour our commitment to public debate by showcasing a great and important diversity of opinions through the medium of podcast.
These debates will be structured like panel discussions and will be broadcast as a podcast on Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts.