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Hong Kong on the brink?
27 June at 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Five years after the Umbrella Movement, mass protests are again rocking Hong Kong. Also coming thirty years after Tiananmen Square, these are the largest protests to have hit the city in decades.
They emerged out of opposition to a new law proposed by Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carre Lam, to allow Beijing to extradite its political opponents to mainland China. Despite her unstinting obedience to her masters in the Chinese Communist Party, who gave her proposed law full support, she has been forced to back down.
Despite this climbdown, the protests have not only continued but swelled dramatically. They are now calling for Lam’s resignation. What are their chances of success – and how is the movement likely to develop now?
This month, East London rs21 examines the movement, where it has come from and where it is likely going, with Charlie Hore. A member of rs21, Charlie is the author of numerous articles on Chinese politics and history.
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