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Law in Polarised Societies: Hong Kong and China

Michael Hor, Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong; Simon Young, Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong; Fu Hualing, Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong; Sun Haochen, Associate Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong
| Silverman 240A, Penn Law School

Twenty years ago, Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule under an arrangement that promised “one country, two systems.”  Today, the relationship between Hong Kong and Mainland China are often contentious, and a source of polarization in Hong Kong.  This panel discussion will address two aspects of this pattern: the political and legal controversy over two newly elected Hong Kong legislators’ refusal to take the required “loyalty oath” and their resulting ouster; and new developments in the perennial legal and economic issue of counterfeit products in China and the impact on Hong Kong.