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Washington DC (Congress)

Hong Kong Symposium

October 17, 2023

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,, to RSVP.

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