Implications of the Hong Kong Demonstrations for Cross-Straits Relations
A discussion with:
Mr. Christopher K. Johnson
Senior Adviser and Freeman Chair in China Studies
Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
Dr. Sophie Richardson
Human Rights Watch
Mr. Alan D. Romberg
Distinguished Fellow and Director, East Asia Program
Mr. David Wertime
Senior Editor, Tea Leaf Nation
As the two-month anniversary of the Hong Kong protests approaches, fractures between protests leaders and splinter groups are starting to deepen. The protests initially started due to the Chinese government’s decision on proposed electoral reform. These protests had played a significant role to raise the political consciousness in Hong Kong and call for greater political freedoms. It is crucial to examine the implications of these demonstrations to Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan. The panelists will discuss the implications of the Hong Kong demonstrations to Taiwan’s future with China, how China should rethink its policies and relationships with Hong Kong and Taiwan, and Chinese civil society and rights.
This Atlantic Council event is part of the Cross-Straits Series of the Brent Scowcroft Center's Asia Security Initiative, which examines strategic and current affairs surrounding cross-straits relations.
December 9, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
1030 15th Street NW
West Tower Elevator
This event is open to press and on-the-record.