Is democracy lifeless in Hong Kong?

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It has been an eventful month since China’s authorities imposed a nationwide safety legislation on Hong Kong.

China’s leaders say it’s important to curb months of disruptive protests, however critics say it’s the demise knell of democracy in one of the crucial vibrant cities on the earth.

Police have detained scholar activists; 12 democratic candidates have been disqualified from a now postponed Legislative Council election; and regardless of going into exile, activists abroad resembling Nathan Law now face needed notices in the event that they return to Hong Kong.

So what’s the future for autonomy and freedom of expression within the international monetary hub?

Presenter: Imran Khan

Guests:

Isaac Cheng – Pro-democracy campaigner

Andrew Leung – Independent China strategist 

Stephen Vines – China analyst and writer of Defying the Dragon: Hong Kong and the World’s Largest Dictatorship

Source: Al Jazeera News