In 2020, Beijing imposed a national security law on Hong Kong after months of mass protests, resulting in the prosecution and conviction of many activists and journalists. China introduced the law despite their 1997 agreement with the outgoing British colonial administration to allow the territory its own system of governance for 50 years. Nearly three years later, how has this controversial law affected Hong Kong’s spirit and aspirations? And can the city keep its edge as Asia’s leading financial centre?
Hong Kong watchers Associate Professor Ester Leung and Dr Kevin Carrico examine the impact of the law and Hong Kong’s evolving ethos. Presented by Ali Moore.
An Asia Institute podcast. Produced and edited by profactual.com. Music by audionautix.com. Transcript here.
Main image L->R: Associate Professor Ester Leung and Dr Kevin Carrico.
Listing image: A Hong Hong street, 2022. Credit: Terrence Faircloth/Flickr. (This image has been cropped.)