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Hong Kong Protests Surge Against China Extradition Power

June 12, 2019

Episode Notes:

Hong Kong is facing more passionate demonstrations opposing plans for a law that would allow extraditions to mainland China. The planned protests come three days after as many as 1 million people took to the streets against the bill.

Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor's Professor of History, specializing in modern China at the University of California, Irvine, and author/coauthor of several books on China including China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know, joins the Warcast to discuss the protests in the broader historical context.

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 1:01 ] The proposed law and causes of protest
[ 3:52 ] Whether Hong Kong protests can influence outcomes
[ 6:29 ] How it may impact U.S.-Hong Kong relations
[ 9:48 ] What to expect if the bill passes

Twitter: @jwassers

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