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Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 20:00 Debate Debate: This House Believes China is the New Imperial Power in Hong Kong

Debate: This House Believes China is the New Imperial Power in Hong Kong

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 20:00

Debate

*Note: there will be no emergency debate before this event*

8:00pm - main debate

PROPOSITION

Martin Lee SC JP - Martin Lee is a Hong Kong politician and barrister. He is the founding chairman of the United Democrats of Hong Kong and its successor, the Democratic Party, Hong Kong’s major pro-democracy party. Nicknamed the “Father of Democracy”, he is recognised as one of the most prominent advocates for democracy and human rights in Hong Kong and China.

Evan Fowler - Evan Fowler has written about social identity and generational issues for the South China Morning Post, China Daily and others. He has also been a regular contributor to House News. Evan is a columnist and co-director of Hong Kong Free Press. Evan is owed particular thanks for helping to forge a long term relationship between Hong Kong pro-democracy activists and the Union.

Third Speaker TBC.

OPPOSITION

Victor Gao - Victor Zhikai Gao is an international relations expert and translator. He is a Director of the China National Association of International Studies and an Executive Director of Beijing Private Equity Association. He is best known for his position as the late Deng Xiaoping's translator and currently an international expert on Chinese issues.

Student speakers - details of auditions can be found in the term card.