Media@Sydney Web Seminar: National Security Law of Hong Kong: Legal and Social Implications
On 1 July 1997, the sovereignty of Hong Kong was reverted to China on the model of “one country, two systems,” guaranteed by the Sino-British Joint Declaration and later enshrined in the Basic Law of Hong Kong. The recent enactment of the Hong Kong national security law has fundamentally challenged the “one country, two systems” model. Does the new law contradict the constitutional and legal framework of the HKSAR? Is the Hong Kong national security law any different from or similar to national security laws in other countries and in China? In the 23 years since the handover, major changes have taken place in the media and civil society of Hong Kong. What do these changes tell us about what may come from now?
To discuss these issues, please join us for a webinar event featuring:
Professor Bing Ling, Professor of Chinese Law, The University of Sydney Law School
Professor Vivienne Bath, Professor of Chinese & International Business, The University of Sydney Law School
Ms Shirley Yam, former Vice-Chair of the Hong Kong Journalists Association