Time: 21:15 - 22:00
Law and liberty in Hong Kong and China
After more than a century as a British colony, Hong Kong was returned by the UK to China in 1997. How much does Beijing govern the city today and will there be anything left of its culture, language and freedom after China takes full control in 2047?
Antony Dapiran has lived and worked as a commercial lawyer in China – both Beijing and Hong Kong – for more than 20 years, and has written several books on Hong Kong. In the latest, The City on Fire: The fight for Hong Kong (2020), he discusses what today’s protests will mean for the city’s future and China’s place in the world. He meets law professor Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde for a conversation on freedom, law and the constitutional state in difficult times.