In this episode, Jude is joined by five special guests. Nathan Law, Denise Ho, Joshua Wong, Jeffrey Ngo, and Brian Leung all sit in to discuss their recent visit to Capitol Hill, where they advocated for the passing of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019. They also raise questions about the future of the protests as they lead up to the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on October 1st.
Nathan Law is a founding chair of Demosistō, a Hong Kong-based pro-democracy organization. Denise Ho is a renowned Cantopop singer and advocate for democracy and LGBTQ rights in Hong Kong. Joshua Wong is the secretary general of Demosistō. Jeffrey Ngo is the chief researcher and a standing committee member of Demosistō; he is currently pursuing a PhD at Georgetown University. Brian Leung is a democracy activist of Hong Kong and is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Washington.
We also invited People's Republic of China-U.S. Ambassador Cui Tiankai to take part in an additional episode of Hong Kong on the Brink, to which the embassy declined.