Club Lunch: 1967 Riots 50th Anniversary Debate: What Happened And What Lives On Today
50th Anniversary Debate:
What Happened And What Lives On Today
|Panelists: Gary Cheung, Assistant Editor-in-Chief, Ming Pao
Ching Cheong, Journalist
|WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017
12:30PM FOR 12:45PM – LUNCH
1:15PM – ADDRESS
Fifty years after the 1967 riots took place in Hong Kong, there is still a cloud of uncertainty over what exactly happened during a spring and summer of discontent that left 51 people dead, more than 800 wounded and close to 5000 arrested. The two panelists will discuss the lessons to be learnt from these events, how did the riots change Hong Kong’s political landscape and the present day consequences of the 1967 Riots.
Gary Cheung joined the media industry in the early 1990s. He had been a reporter with the South China Morning Post before working for Chinese media organizations such as Sing Tao Daily and Yazhou Zhoukan. He became Political Editor of the South China Morning Post in 2012. He is currently Assistant Editor-in-Chief of Ming Pao. His interests in the 1967 riots began in 1996 and he published Inside Story of the 1967 Riots in 2000 (in Chinese). He published Hong Kong’s Watershed: the 1967 Riots (English version) in 2009 and its Chinese edition in 2012.
Ching Cheong has over 35 years experience in journalism. He specializes in political, military and diplomatic news in the Greater China area and has had widespread posting experiences in Hong Kong, Beijing and Taipei.He has witnessed and reported on major milestones, including the return of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty, the opening up of China and the democratisation process in Taiwan. He is best known for having been detained by the People’s Republic of China from April 2005 to February 2008 on allegations of spying for Taiwan.