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Club Lunch Panel- Beyond the Protests: How Can We Rebuild Hong Kong?

LUNCH PANEL
Beyond the Protests: How Can We Rebuild Hong Kong?
Thursday, February 20, 2020
12:30pm for 12:45pm – Lunch
1:15pm – Panel
1st Floor
Since June, the world has watched as the Hong Kong protests sparked by the extradition bill have morphed into a wider anti-government movement demanding democracy and leading to regular clashes between protesters and police. But behind the headlines is the story of a once-thriving city in decline socially and economically: Families divided by opposing allegiances, growing resentment and disenfranchisement among the city’s youth and the loss of jobs and businesses with the economy sliding into recession. Can the place once known as Asia’s World City recover from the ongoing unrest? Can the city be rebuilt, and how? The panelists will share their views on what could happen to bring Hong Kong back from the brink.

 

Panelists include:
ANSON CHAN: The Right Honourable Anson Chan retired as Hong Kong’s first female Chief Secretary for Administration in 2001 after almost 40 years of service, during which time she headed the 190,000-member civil service. She has played a prominent role in the campaign for full universal suffrage for the election of Hong Kong’s chief executive and legislature and is known for her stand on transparent and accountable government. Chan is a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire; and recipient of Hong Kong’s highest honour, the Grand Bauhinia Medal.

 

PRISCILLA LEUNG: The Honourable Dr. Priscilla Leung Mei-fun is the Legislative Councillor for Kowloon West and member of the Committee for the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Dr. Leung, a barrister-at-law and a legal scholar, entered politics in 2007 and is known for her stand on adhering to the “One Country, Two Systems” principle. Born and educated in Hong Kong, she is an associate professor in Law at City University. She specialises in Chinese Law, Hong Kong Basic Law and conflict of laws among mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Club Lunch Panel
Panelists: Anson Chan, Priscilla Leung
Thursday, February 20, 2020
12:30pm
Dining Room and Verandah
Menu
Greek Salad
British Vegetable Soup with Barley
Glazed Duck Breast with Cinnamon & Honey
Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Pumpkin, Green Asparagus and Orange Gravy
OR
Tandoori Fish with Garlic Naan
Green Salad, Corianders, Red onion rings, Lemon Wedge and Mint Sauce
Brownie with Pecan Nuts
Coffee or Tea
Vegetarian Menu
Greek Salad
British Vegetable Soup with Barley
Baked Vegetable Lasagna
Brownie with Pecan Nuts
Coffee or Tea
*Please inform us if you have any food allergies or intolerances

 

 

Speaker: Anson Chan, Priscilla Leung,

Human Rights Press Awards

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The Human Rights Press Awards are run by the FCC, Amnesty International Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. The 24th annual awards were announced on May 6, 2020. See the winners here.