Writing A New Hong Kong Story
Forget Rule Britannia: In their new book No Third Person – Rewriting The Hong Kong Story, Christine Loh and Richard Cullen argue that it is time for Hong Kong to create a new narrative of its role within the People’s Republic of China, and that this role should not be constrained by its colonial past in light of the city’s rich southern Chinese heritage, its cosmopolitan experience, the recent tectonic shifts in geopolitics and the capacities of Hong Kong’s people. The book calls upon Hong Kongers to take control of their fate so that they can continue on their journey for the betterment of China – and of Hong Kong itself.
Christine Loh Kung-Wai has served Hong Kong in the public, NGO and educational sectors for more than three decades, most recently as Hong Kong Undersecretary for the Environment, and previously as a founder of the Civic Exchange think tank. Richard Cullen is a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong.
Speaker: Christine Loh Kung -Wai, Former Undersecretary for the Environment; Richard Cullen, Visiting Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong,
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