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The roots of Hong Kong's never-ending political crisis rations on

The roots of Hong Kong's never-ending political crisis rations on
1 Devonshire Place, Room 208N, Munk School of Global Affairs
Time: Dec 13th, 2:00 pm End: Dec 13th, 4:00 pm
Interest Categories: Political Science, Environment, East Asian Studies (FAS), 2000-
Talk by David Zweig, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The Asian Institute presents

"The roots of Hong Kong's never-ending political crisis" rations on

The roots of Hong Kong's political crisis are deep. "One country-two systems" is in trouble. Alienated youth, identity politics, a strong absence of mutual understanding, unmet expectations on both sides, and Beijing's fear of secessionism and foreign interference all intensify the dilemma. The recent Legco elections have only deepened the dilemma. Prof Zweig will update events in Hong Kong and discuss the road forward.

David Zweig (Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1983) is Chair Professor of Social Science, and Director of the Center on Environment, Energy, and Resource Policy. His research interests include China's ‘resource diplomacy', China's human resources, Chinese politics and political economy, Sino-American relations, international and political economy, and East Asian international relations. His numerous research grants include "Resource Diplomacy under Hegemony" (HK$685,000, RGC, 2010-13), "Hong Kong People on the Mainland: A Force for Integration?" (HK$799,017, Central Policy Unit, 2007-13), and "Hong Kong's Contribution to China's Modernization" (HK$600,000, Shui-On Group, 2006-7). He won the SHSS Outstanding Teaching Award in 1999 after finishing second in 1998. Recent publications include Internationalizing China: Domestic Interests and Global Linkages, Globalization and China' Reforms (ed. With Chen Zhimin), and "Images of the World: Studying Abroad and Chinese Attitudes towards International Affairs" (with Han Donglin).

This event is free and open to all. Registration is required. For further information, please contact Rachel Ostep at 416-946-8996


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