Hong Kong: The Umbrella Revolution

Panel Discussion

| Claudia Cohen Hall, G17

Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Hong Kong since late September, demanding democracy and captivating global attention. What kind of "democracy" are protesters asking for? Is it likely for Beijing to meet these demands? Was Occupy Central a good or bad idea? How have the Hong Kong government and Beijing responded to the protests, and why? Is it even correct for Western media to call this movement a "revolution"? What is in store for the future of Hong Kong?

If you want to learn more about what's happening there on the ground, as well as the legal implications of democracy in Hong Kong should the pro-democracy protestors succeed in their talks with the government, be sure to come to this panel! 


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We are expecting a lot of questions so this is to quicken the process. We will read out the submitted questions during Q&A. See you there!