Hong Kong Symposium
You are cordially invited to the first Hong Kong Symposium co-hosted by the Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong Foundation and the Congressional-Executive Commission on China
With Welcoming Remarks From
Rep. Chris Smith
Sen. Jeff Merkley
Rep. Jim McGovern
Co-chairs and members of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China
Panel Discussions On
Navigating through China's Multilateral Influence
Countering China's Economic Coercion
Human Rights in American Strategies
Closing Remarks By
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi
Ranking Member of the House Select Committee on Strategic Competition between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) poses a grave threat to the international rule-based system, and the systematic destruction of freedom in Hong Kong demonstrates its repressive tendencies, posing a threat to free societies everywhere. The Hong Kong government is actively seeking to stifle freedoms domestically and globally, recently issuing bounties on eight exiled activists in the U.S., the U.K., and Australia and is additionally harassing their families with pretextual criminal investigations. Over a thousand political prisoners remain behind bars and ongoing trials target journalists, politicians, and ordinary Hong Kongers who stand on the side of liberty. The situation in Hong Kong should serve as a reminder of the CCP’s vast capabilities to diminish freedom.
Join us for a half-day discussion with decision-makers and thought leaders on how to effectively counter the CCP’s threat and safeguard freedom in Hong Kong and around the world.
Continental breakfast will be available at 9:00 a.m. before the start of the program. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m and conclude at 1:00 p.m. with boxed lunches available. Participants may enter the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center through the visitor entrance. The event will be held in South Congressional Meeting Room CVC-217.
Please contact Frances Hui, firstname.lastname@example.org, to RSVP.