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Hong Kong and the Future of One Country, Two Systems

University of Notre Dame's Victoria Tin-bor Hui and Jeffrey Wasserstrom of the University of California, Irvine, joined the Council to discuss what protests can tell us about the future of Hong Kong.
Victoria Tin-bor Hui
Jeffrey Wasserstrom
Cécile Shea
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Clashes in Hong Kong between protesters and security forces in riot gear have captured the world's attention. For months now, Hong Kong residents have taken to the streets in the hundreds of thousands to demonstrate for greater autonomy and political freedom from mainland China. Yet Beijing's stance toward Hong Kong has not appeared to change, even as many now question the future of the "one country, two systems" policy. With the growing waves of protest, and with no end in sight, what can these massive demonstrations tell us about where this metropolis is heading? And what is China's endgame with Hong Kong?

About the Speakers
Victoria Tin-bor Hui
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame
Jeffrey Wasserstrom
Chancellor’s Professor of History, University of California, Irvine
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Security and Diplomacy
Council expert Cécile Shea
Cécile Shea is a nonresident senior fellow on security and diplomacy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. She is the president of Wakaru Communications and a special advisor to the Council’s Next Generation programs.
Council expert Cécile Shea