Forum: Hong Kong Twenty Years after the Hand-over: developments since 1997 and prospects for the future

China Studies Centre, the University of Sydney

6.00 – 7.30pm, Tuesday 22 August 2017
Law School Foyer, Sydney Law School, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney, NSW 2006

This forum will examine developments in Hong Kong in the 20 years since it became the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China and prospects for Hong Kong’s future under Chinese rule. Each of our speakers will present a short paper, then we will open up the floor to audience questions.

Chair: Professor Vivienne Bath, Sydney Law School and China Studies Centre


·     Professor Bing Ling, Professor of Chinese Law and Associate Dean (International), Sydney Law School and Associate Director (China) of the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law on Twenty Years of Interpretation of the Basic Law by Beijing: a troubled story

·     Dr Kevin Carrico, Lecturer in Chinese Studies at Macquarie University and the author of The Great Han: Race, Nationalism and Tradition in China Today.

·     Dr Joyce Nip, Senior Lecturer in Chinese media studies at the University of Sydney