Hong Kong in Crisis? The Origins and Implications


Associated Program:
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
C. M. Chan
William C. Kirby
Heather Pickerell
HKS Ash Center

C.M. Chan, legal counsel at Sir Elly Kadoorie & Sons Limited in Hong Kong and MPA/MC '15; William C. Kirby, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies, and Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration, HBS; and Heather Pickerell, Harvard College '15, all joined moderator Anthony Saich, Director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School, in a discussion on the 2014 protests in Hong Kong. The panelists considered the relationship between the Chinese government and Hong Kong, the options that Hong Kong has to make elections more representative, and the potential of the student-led protests to succeed.