Prospects for Democracy in Hong Kong: Assessing China's International Commitments

138 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 | Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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Hong Kong's basic freedoms for the most part have been maintained under "one country, two systems."  In June of this year, Hong Kong took its first steps toward constitutional reform since the British handed the territory back to China in 1997.  This roundtable examined these recent constitutional reforms, mainland China's engagement in Hong Kong, and how Hong Kong may contribute to the development of democracy and civil society in China.


Mr. Robert Keatley, Founder and Editor, Hong Kong Journal; former Editor, Wall Street Journal Asia, Wall Street Journal Europe, and the South China Morning Post

Dr. Michael DeGolyer, Hong Kong Baptist University Professor of Government and International Studies; Director, Hong Kong Transition Project

Dr. Michael Martin, Specialist in Asian Affairs, Congressional Research Service

Ms. Ellen Bork, Director, Democracy and Human Rights, Foreign Policy Initiative