One Country, Two Cultures: Can Hong Kong Find Its Way?
6:30 – 8:30PM
As the world remains tuned to China’s public health crisis, it’s easy to forget about the complex evolving politics of Hong Kong, engulfed by protests for much of the last year. Just last week, more than 2,500 hospital employees went on strike, demanding a closing of traffic from mainland China to lessen the risk of the city’s exposure. The strike is another sign of deep anxiety and frustration that have shaken the foundation of the “one country, two systems” framework that has bound Hong Kong and the PRC together since 1997.
On February 12, Johns Hopkins Professor of Sociology Ho-Fung Hung, financial strategist Patrick Chovanec, New Yorker writer Jiayang Fan, and Nathan Law, student and activist will examine the situation in Hong Kong and try to seek answers about the city’s future: What does it mean to be a “Hong Konger,” what is at stake for the city’s citizens, and what could a newly politicized Hong Kong mean for the city’s future as a world financial center?