We are here to introduce the First Bridging Minds Symposium of this academic year hosted by LSE CDS, and the topic will be on “Where is Hong Kong Leading? – Cause, Process and the Future”.
This year the topic of our first BMS has been decided on the short-term and long-term development of Hong Kong. There has been a series of protests in Hong Kong due to the fear of the passing of extradition bills, which the people thought may allow the government to extradite criminals to mainland China. The protests have continued since the bill was proposed in March this year up to this day. The major demonstrations started in June with about a million protesters. There has been much of discussion and controversy over this topic, especially on the future development of Hong Kong.
The talk will be split into three different parts, each discussing; the causes of the current situation in Hong Kong, the process of how it has accelerated to this day and the future prospects of Hong Kong’s development.
We are honoured to have the opportunity to welcome three Guest speakers to join us:
- Associate Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme in Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs
- Former Deputy Head, China Hong Kong Department, FCO
- First Secretary of the British Embassy in Beijing in the 1990s
Professor Steve Tsang
- Director of SOAS China Institute
- Research Fellow in Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs
Dr Tim Pringle
- Senior Lecturer in Labour, Social Movements and Development at the Department of Development Studies in SOAS
- Academic Staff of SOAS China Institute
Professor Kent Deng
- Professor of Economic History at the Department of Economic History of the LSE
- Fellow in The Royal Historical Society
Date: Tuesday 12th November
Location: Thai Theatre, New Academic Building