The Future of Democracy in Hong Kong
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G-50 Washington, DC 20510 | Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
The ongoing demonstrations in Hong Kong have focused global attention on Hong Kong’s debate over the future of its political system. This hearing will examine China’s commitments to Hong Kong and the international community in light of the recent pro-democracy protests.
Will an increasingly polarized Hong Kong be able to find a mutually acceptable plan for electoral reform? How will the protests continue to shape the debate? And what do the protests mean for the future of human rights and democracy in Hong Kong and China?
The Rt. Hon. Lord Patten of Barnes CH: 28th Governor of Hong Kong, 1992-1997; Chancellor, University of Oxford. (Appearing live via video teleconference)
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