Anti-government Protests in Hong Kong: Causes and Implications

Colloquium | September 30 | 4-6 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies (Golden Bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor), IEAS Conference Room

 Ming Sing, Associate Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 Mary Kay Magistad, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Hong Kong has experienced its greatest political crisis in decades during this summer of discontents. This lecture will explore questions such as: What are the root causes of Hong Kong’s largest mass movement in history? Why has this extradition bill generated such intense and widespread reactions from the public? How did the situation deteriorate to this point and, if continued to intensify, what will be the future of Hong Kong? Is there a viable future for “one country, two systems”?