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Nathan Law on Autonomy and Activism in Hong Kong

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Leading activist Nathan Law joins journalist Edward Luce for a virtual conversation on democracy, political activism, and the future of Hong Kong.
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Nathan Law
Edward Luce
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In recent years, as many as two million people—more than a quarter of Hong Kong's population—have taken to the streets to defend the city's semi-autonomous status under the one country, two systems principle from Beijing's tightening control. Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, protests calling for greater political freedoms from mainland China continued undeterred. What are the driving forces behind today's pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, and how will China's newly implemented security law affect the movement? Leading activist and former member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council Nathan Law joins the Financial Times' Edward Luce for a virtual conversation on democracy, political activism, and the future of Hong Kong.

About the Speakers
Nathan Law
Former Member, Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Nathan Law
Nathan Law is the youngest person ever elected to the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, and a founding chairperson of Demosistō—a youth movement activist group in Hong Kong that promoted democracy and progressive values. After China's new security law came into effect in Hong Kong 2020, the movement disbanded, and Law fled the city to avoid arrest.
Nathan Law
US National Editor, Financial Times
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Edward Luce is the Financial Times chief US commentator and columnist based in Washington, D.C. Prior to that role, he was the Financial Times' Washington bureau chief, and South Asia bureau chief based in New Delhi.
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