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Lowy Institute Conversations: Nathan Law on exile, China and the struggle for democracy in Hong Kong

In this episode of Lowy Institute Conversations, Director of the Southeast Asia Program Ben Bland sits down with Nathan Law to discuss exile, China’s repressive policies and the long struggle ahead for democracy in Hong Kong. 
Nathan Law is a Hong Kong democracy activist who was elected as the city’s youngest-ever legislator in 2016 before being disqualified by the government and then jailed for his role in the 2014 Umbrella Revolution. He fled Hong Kong last year for London after Beijing imposed a sweeping national security law, and he remains on a Chinese “wanted” list for his advocacy of human rights and democracy. In between protests, politics and prison, he found time to take a master’s degree in East Asian Studies at Yale University. 

Conversations is a new Lowy Institute podcast in which Institute researchers and some of the world's leading experts delve into the big issues in international affairs.


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