Club Lunch – The Next 25 Years: How Different from the Previous 25?
Date: 7 Jul 2022 12:30 PM — 02:00 PM | Venue: Dining Room
The Next 25 Years: How Different from the Previous 25?
|The Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Basic Law promise that Hong Kong will enjoy a high degree of autonomy and its capitalist system and freedoms shall remain unchanged for 50 years. As the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region celebrates its 25th anniversary on July 1, how did the territory fare in the first 25 years and what will the next 25 years look like? Our speaker, veteran politician Jasper Tsang Yok-sing, believes success for “One Country, Two Systems” will hinge on whether Beijing can resume dialogue with the pan-democrats of the opposition camp and move toward full universal suffrage. Moderated by FCC President Keith Richburg.
|Jasper Tsang Yok-sing, GBM, GBS, JP, began his teaching career at Pui Kiu Middle School and became its principal in 1986. In 1992, he founded the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong and remained as the party chairman until 2003. In his distinguished political career, he had served in many bodies including both the National Committee and the Guangdong provincial committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the Provisional Legislative Council, and the Executive Council. He was elected to the Legislative Council in 1998 and served as its President from 2008 to 2016. Mr Tsang was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2015 and is Honorary Professor of the Faculty of Social Science of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.