Sydney Ideas - Hong Kong Twenty Years After the Hand-Over

22 August 2017

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


A Sydney Ideas forum co-presented with the China Studies Centre and the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law, Sydney Law School.

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 Luigi Tomba, , Director of the 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 on A Destabilizing Stability: Hong Kong 20 years after 1997
  • Dr Joyce Nip, Senior Lecturer in Chinese media studies at the University of Sydney

More speaker information and abstracts


Free, however registration is essential. Please click here to register.

CPD Points: 1.5

Time: 6 - 7.30pm

Location: Law Foyer, level 2, New Law Building (F10), Eastern Avenue, Camperdown

Cost: Free, however registration is essential

Contact: Sydney Ideas

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