Students | Alumni | Faculty+Staff | Chicago | Online | Vancouver | 05.30.22
“Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Times”
“Fight for Freedom, Stand with Hong Kong”
“Five Demands, Not One Less”
Do these slogans sound familiar to you?
The webinar will surround the history of the democracy movements in Hong Kong.
The fight started long ago after the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre. Hong Kong people started to realize the dark side of the autocratic rule by the Chinese Communist Party. Though bounded by the Sino-British Joint Declaration, Hong Kong bit by bit lost its freedom and democracy after the handover to China in 1997.
In 2019, the legislation of the Anti-Extradition Law triggered two million people to take to the street. The Chinese Communist Party suppressed people’s voices through the most brutal police violence ever in Hong Kong and later closed the movement by mass arresting and setting up the National Security Law.
Described by one of the movement leaders Joshua Wong, Hong Kong stands at the forefront of the world democracy movement. Join Mabel, one of the leaders in Canada continuing the fight, to understand the significance of the democratic movements of Hong Kong to the world.