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What Leverage Remains to Preserve Free Expression in Hong Kong?
29th February 2024 • The Sunday Show • Tech Policy Press
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This week, a public consultation period ended for a new Hong Kong national security law, known as Article 23. Article 23 ostensibly targets a wide array of crimes, including treason, theft of state secrets, espionage, sabotage, sedition, and "external interference" from foreign governments. The Hong Kong legislature, dominated by pro-Beijing lawmakers, is expected to approve it, even as its critics argue that the law criminalizes basic human rights, such as the freedom of expression, signaling a further erosion of the liberties once enjoyed by the residents of Hong Kong.

To learn more about what is happening in Hong Kong and what role tech firms and other outside voices could be doing to preserve freedoms for the people of Hong Kong, Justin Hendrix spoke to three experts who are following developments there closely:

  • Chung Ching Kwong, senior analyst at the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China
  • Lokman Tsui, a fellow at Citizen Lab at University of Toronto, and
  • Michael Caster, the Asia Digital Program Manager with Article 19.



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