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Transcripts and overview of our Hong Kong focused stories

Articles about the 2019 Hong Kong Protests by our Host

In the second half of 2019, our Host Amanda Tattersall was commissioned by the Conversation to write a series of pieces about the Hong Kong Protests and its developing strategy. The links to these are here:   The Hong Kong protesters have turned militant and more strategic – and this unnerves Beijing – 2 August 2019 – HERE The past few weeks has seen a drastic escalation in violence on the streets of Hong Kong. On Tuesday night, a police officer aimed…

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Hong Kong Webinar – news from the front line: a ChangeMakers Face to Face event

On Friday 22 May, Beijing officials circulated a radical new law that would allow mainland forces jurisdiction in Hong Kong. Surprising local democracy protests and even Beijing aligned politicians, this legislation represents a dramatic over-reach of mainland forces – threatening, if not effectively ending the “One Country, Two Systems” policy that the Peoples’ Republic of China agreed to in 1997. To help us outside of Hong Kong understand what that means, and what we could do to act in solidarity…

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Antony Dapiran – Changemaker Chat

Antony Dapiran is the author of City of Protest – A Recent History of Dissent in Hong Kong. He is a long-time Hong Kong resident, lawyer, and commentator on Chinese business and legal matters. Listen by clicking play above, or listen via an app on Apple, PodcastOne or Stitcher – or on most other podcast apps by searching “ChangeMakers.” Or use our RSS feed.


#23 – How Umbrella shaped the 2019 protests

 The 2014 Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong was a defeat, but it also generated key insights. We explore how it has guided the 2019 Hong Kong Protest movement. Listen by clicking play above, or listen via an app on Apple, PodcastOne or Stitcher – or on most other podcast apps by searching “ChangeMakers.” Or use our RSS feed.   FULL TRANSCRIPT OF EPISODE #23 – HOW UMBRELLA SHAPED THE HONG KONG PROTESTS HOST: On the 15 December 2014, after 79 Days…

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#22 – Tiananmen to the Hong Kong protests

From Tiananmen Square onwards, Hong Kong protesters have developed sophisticated protest strategies. We explore the long story behind Hong Kong’s protest life that has produced the 2019 movement. Listen by clicking play above, or listen via an app on Apple, PodcastOne or Stitcher – or on most other podcast apps by searching “ChangeMakers.” Or use our RSS feed. FULL TRANSCRIPT OF EPISODE #22 – FROM  TIANANMEN TO THE HONG KONG PROTESTS HOST: Today’s episode was recorded on the 4th September 2019,…

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#12 Umbrella Movement

In 2014 Hong Kong hundreds of thousands of citizens staged a mass street occupation demanding the vote. Why did it happen? And what led to tensions building inside the movement overtime? Click on the play button above to stream it here. Or listen to the episode on Podcast One, Stitcher or Apple iTunes. Or use any Podcast app with our RSS Feed.     Full transcript of Episode 2 – Umbrella Movement HOST: In March 2017, voters across Hong Kong…

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