Club Lunch: Eddie Chu on Hong Kong Self-Determination: Impossible, or a Fresh Idea of Grassroot Democracy?
|Hong Kong Self-Determination: Impossible, or a Fresh Idea of Grassroot Democracy?
What Can We Bring From The Communities Into The Legislative Council?
|Speaker: Eddie Chu|
|Incoming Legislative Councilor|
|TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2016
12:30PM FOR 12:45PM – LUNCH
1:15PM – ADDRESS
Hong Kong politician Eddie Chu secured the highest number of votes of any candidate in all five geographical constituencies in Hong Kong’s 2016 Legislative Council elections.
Since making his name in the campaign to save the Star Ferry pier in 2006, Mr.Chu has become an icon among social activists, fighting alongside Tsoi Yuen villagers whose homes were demolished for a cross-border railway project. He is highly critical of what he sees as collusion in Hong Kong’s urban planning. He discussed his hopes and key goals as a Hong Kong lawmaker, just as a new generation of young politicians join Legco.
The speaker graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1999 with a degree in English. He has worked as a reporter for Ming Pao. He travelled through Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran ten years ago, getting a first-hand look at the chaos engulfing Middle East politics.