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Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio will co-chair a Congressional Executive Commission on China (CECC) hearing to examine developments in Hong Kong and the future of U.S.-Hong Kong relations in light of the ongoing demonstrations and the escalating tensions caused by police violence and threats by the Chinese government against Hong Kong’s autonomy. Witnesses will provide first-hand testimony about current events in Hong Kong, discuss the Chinese government’s role in Hong Kong’s political crisis, and offer recommendations for the U.S. Administration and Congress.
 
Press interested in attending should RSVP to Scott.Flipse@mail.house.gov 
 
The hearing will be livestreamed on the CECC’s YouTube page.
 
Witnesses:
Joshua Wong: Secretary-General, Demosist? and “Umbrella Movement” Leader
 
Denise Ho: Pro-democracy Activist and Cantopop Singer and Actress
 
Sunny Cheung: Spokesperson, Hong Kong Higher Education International Affairs Delegation (HKIAD)
 
Sharon Hom: Executive Director, Human Rights in China and Professor of Law Emerita, City University of New York
 
Dan Garrett, PhD: Author, Counter-hegemonic Resistance in China’s Hong Kong: Visualizing Protest in the City (2014)
 
Hong Kong’s Summer of Discontent and U.S. Policy Responses
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 
10:00am -12pm
419 Dirksen Senate Office Building