WACWM Program with Dr. Jennifer Staats


China’s new national security legislation went into effect in Hong Kong in June, giving Beijing new tools to control public discourse in the city, eliminating freedom of speech, mandating digital surveillance, and granting China extraterritorial powers to enforce the new law. While the long-term effects of this law are not clear, how have the new security laws affected those living in Hong Kong? And how does this change global conversations on self-determination and human rights? Will this serve as another flashpoint between China and the U.S., or the rest of the world?