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Hong Kong's New Security Law: Assessing Article 23

February 28, 2024 • 9:00 – 10:00 am EST

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Last month, Hong Kong’s chief executive John Lee announced plans to pass the city’s own security law, a requirement of Article 23 of its constitution that has on previous occasions been blocked by public resistance. The law will impose penalties for a broad range of offenses deemed to contravene national security, including treason, sedition, espionage, and insurrection, and complement broader security legislation Beijing imposed on the city in 2020. 

Please join the Freeman Chair for a roundtable discussion of Article 23, implications for Hong Kong’s business environment and civil society, and how Washington and partners might respond.

Hosted by Freeman Chair in China Studies Jude Blanchette, the event will be moderated by Hanscom Smith, Freeman Chair Senior Associate and former Consul General in Hong Hong and Macau, Thomas Kellogg, Adjunct Professor of Law and Executive Director at the Georgetown Center for Asian Law, and Yaqiu Wang, Research Director for China at Freedom House. 

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS. 

Contact Information

Hanscom Smith
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Freeman Chair in China Studies
Thomas Kellogg
Executive Director, Georgetown Center for Asian Law; Adjunct Professor of Law
Yaqiu Wang
Research Director for China, Freedom House