Hong Kong Nationalism:
A Politically Incorrect Guide to Hong Kong
under Chinese Rule
The speaker will share his views on the topic of Hong Kong nationalism, a controversial issue recently brought to the fore again as the Hong Kong government considers to use the Societies Ordinance for the first time in this way to shut down the Hong Kong National Party. The talk will cover a brief history of the Party, and touch on what Mr. Chan feels it means to be at the helm of a movement trying to construct a national identity for Hong Kong, and his reaction to the strong pushback from the government faced by his party. He will conclude with his view of the possible future for Hong Kong as a nation, which has drawn a very strong objection from the Hong Kong government.
Mr. Andy Chan Ho-Tin was born and raised in Hong Kong and started getting personally involved in politics during the Umbrella Revolution in 2014. In 2015, while an undergraduate at the Polytechnic University, he led the student referendum that resulted in the University’s Student Union leaving the Hong Kong Federation of Students. Mr. Chan also convened the Hong Kong National Party with friends who held similar political views, and was one of the candidates in the 2016 Hong Kong Legislative Council elections who was barred from running.
Speaker: Andy Chan Ho-Tin,Convenor, Hong Kong National Party
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