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Hong Kong’s dirty little secret – a third emergency episode of The Little Red Podcast

Is ‘One country, two systems’ dead? CAJ’s Louisa Lim continues her special Little Red Podcast series from the front line of the protests in Hong Kong. With collaborator Graeme Smith


Podcast by Louisa Lim

Our third Hong Kong emergency episode comes in the wake of the storming of the territory’s Legislative Council on the 22nd anniversary of its return to mainland China. Louisa reports from the floor of the Legco chamber as it is occupied and vandalized by hundreds of demonstrators, all risking hefty jail terms. With Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam still refusing to scrap the extradition bill which inspired millions of Hong Kongers to take to the streets, the territory could be set for further waves of radical action and repression. Protestors at the scene, as well as activists Johnson Yeung and Kong Tsunggan, legislator Eddie Chu Hoi-dick, and former Chief Secretary of Hong Kong Anson Chan join us to ask what the endgame for Hong Kong might be


For previous editions of the award-winning The Little Red Podcast, hosted by Louisa Lim and Graeme Smith, click here.


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