Hong Kong democracy protests, impact to be discussed at York U today


TORONTO, October 6, 2014 — What will be the impact of the current protests in Hong Kong on China and the rest of the world? How will the ongoing conflict over democratization in the territory affect the Chinese government? What will be role of the central Chinese government authorities in Hong Kong’s political development?

York University experts from various departments will come together today, October 6, to discuss these questions and more, as China faces the Occupy Central movement, one of its biggest political challenges since the Tiananmen Square crackdown 25 years ago.

The panel discussion and forum, Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution — What’s Next?, includes Professors Bernard Luk (Department of History), Wendy Wong (Department of Design) and Susan J. Henders (Department of Political Science).

The panel, organized by the York University Centre for Asian Research (YCAR), will also explore the possible next phase in this confrontation and what it could mean for Hong Kong’s political, social, and economic future.

WHAT: Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution— What Next?, a panel discussion and forum
WHERE:  Room 280N, Second Floor, York Lanes, York University, Keele Campus, (building number 24 on the map)
WHEN: Monday, October 6, 2014, 3:00pm-5:00pm

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