International perspectives: Hong Kong's national security law and implications for Taiwan

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Wednesday 14th October 2020 (14:00-15:30)

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The Taiwan Studies Programme is pleased to present an online panel discussion on International perspectives: Hong Kong’s national security law and implications for Taiwan with expert panel discussants.

When: 14 October 2020
Time: 2-3.3pm UK time; 9-10.30pm HK time; 9-10.30am NY time

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Panel discussants include 

  • Dr Andreas Fulda, (Chair person) Taiwan Studies Programme, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham
  • Issac Stone Fish, Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations
  • Dr Lam Wai Man, The Open University Hong Kong
  • Dr Chun-Yi Lee, Taiwan Studies Programme, University of Nottingham
  • Dr Tim Summers,  Centre for China Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Chatham House


Panelist biographies

Dr Andreas Fulda has specialized in democratization studies, citizen diplomacy, and EU-China relations. His applied social and political science research bridges theory and practice and aims to shape European China policy. His most recent book The Struggle for Democracy in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Sharp Power and its Discontents (Routledge, 2019) has been widely praised.

Isaac Stone Fish is a senior fellow at the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations. He is also a contributing columnist at The Washington Post, an on-air contributor to CBSNews, and a visiting fellow at the German Marshall Fund. Previously he served as Foreign Policy Magazine's Asia Editor, and as a Beijing correspondent for Newsweek. He has also written for The New York TimesThe AtlanticSlateLos Angeles TimesForeign AffairsPoliticoThe Daily Beast, and Time, and served as an international affairs analyst for PRI’s The World. He lived in China for seven years, and has visited every Chinese province, special autonomous region, and municipality. His book on the Chinese Communist Party’s influence in America – and how to push back without being racist or McCarthyist -- is forthcoming from Knopf. An adjunct at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs, Isaac is a regular speaker and lecturer at conferences and events around the world. 

Dr. Wai-man Lam is Associate Professor at the School of Arts and Social Sciences of the Open University of Hong Kong. Her major research interests include identity politics, political culture and participation, state-society relations, civil society and democratisation. She is the author of Understanding the Political Culture of Hong Kong: The Paradox of Activism and Depoliticization (M.E. Sharpe 2004), the joint author of Public Policymaking in Hong Kong: Civic Engagement and State-Society Relations in a Semi-democracy (Lee et al. Routledge 2013), and the co-editor of Citizenship, Identity and Social Movements in the New Hong Kong: Localism after the Umbrella Movement (Routledge 2018) and two other existing volumes on Hong Kong politics. She has also published in academic journals including PS: Political Science and Politics, The China Quarterly, Social Indicators Research, Citizenship Studies, and elsewhere.

Dr. Chun-Yi Lee is Associate Professor at school of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham. She is also the director of Taiwan Studies Program at Nottingham. Chun-Yi's first book was published by Routledge in 2011: Taiwanese Business or Chinese Security Asset. The book is under Leiden Series in Modern East Asia History and Politics. Chun-Yi applied from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) with Prof. Andreas Bieler on the project, 'Globalisation, national transformation and workers' rights: An analysis of Chinese labour within the global economy' in 2010. This project successfully received the funding from the ESRC and started to operate from October 2011 till September 2014. In viewing the Chinese labour facing the challenge of industrial upgrading, Chun-yi applied a research project funded by Chiang-Ching-kuo (CCK) Foundation in Taiwan in relation to 'Chinese Investment in Taiwan: Challenge or Opportunity for Taiwan's Industrial Development'. This project has finished in December 2016. Currently, Chun-yi is working on a public policy research project, to compare Taiwan and UK government's strategies to counter Covid-19. Meanwhile Chun-yi is working her second monograph on the topic of 'China's New Normal: The Impact of China's Rise on the Global Political Economy'.

Dr. Tim Summers is an Assistant Professor in the Centre for China Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and a non-resident Senior Consulting Fellow on the Asia-Pacific programme at Chatham House. His research covers the international relations and political economy of contemporary China. Recent publications include China’s Hong Kong: the politics of a global city (Agenda, 2019), China’s Regions in an Era of Globalization (Routledge, 2018) and several papers on the Belt and Road Initiative. 



Talk Reflection by Helena Hunt, International Relations and Asian Studies, The University of Nottingham

On 14th October, the Taiwan Studies Programme presented an online panel discussion entitled ‘International perspectives: Hong Kong’s national security law and implications for Taiwan’. Hosted by Dr Andreas Fulda, the discussion gave an insightful examination of the national security law delivered by leaders in their field. The panel consisted of Isaac Stone Fish, Dr Lam Wai Man, Dr Chun-Yi Lee and Tim Summers. Their areas of expertise range from US-China relations to the geopolitical landscape of Asia with particular reference to Hong Kong and Taiwan, making it a compelling event for audience members. Each panellist captivated the viewers with their in-depth analysis. The panel’s opening remarks provided immediate context and background information on the national security law. Furthermore, the global implications of the law were discussed as well as what it means for Hong Kong citizens. Dr Chun-Yi Lee’s Taiwanese expertise was a highlight as she explained the area’s history and what the law means for Taiwan. Those invested in learning more about Taiwan would have appreciated this in-depth understanding of the region.The event generated a high turnout and was both insightful and engaging. Moreover, feedback highlighted the discussion’s success with 92% stating they would recommend this event to someone else! 



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