SAT, FEB, 26TH AT 2PM
AT THEODORE'S BOOKS
Join us for an afternoon with President of the Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong Mark L. Clifford in conversation with former senior writer and foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, G. Bruce Knecht, as they discuss and sign copies of Clifford's new book, Today Hong Kong, Tomorrow The World: What China's Crackdown Reveals About Its Plans to End Freedom Everywhere.
This event is free and open to the public.
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
Today Hong Kong, Tomorrow the World: What China’ Crackdown Reveals about Its Plans to End Freedom Everywhere tells the complete story of how a city once famed for protests so peaceful that toddlers joined grandparents in millions-strong rallies became a place where police have fired more than 10,000 rounds of tear gas, rubber bullets and even live ammunition at their neighbors, while pro-government hooligans attack demonstrators in the streets. A Hong Kong resident from 1992 to 2021, author Mark L. Clifford has witnessed this transformation firsthand. As a celebrated publisher and journalist, he has unrivaled access to the full range of the city's society, from student protestors and political prisoners to aristocrats and senior government officials. A powerful and dramatic mix of history and on-the-ground reporting, this book is the definitive account of one of the most important geopolitical standoffs of our time. He will discuss his book with G. Bruce Knecht, who moved to Hong Kong in 1998 to become the Journal’s Asia Correspondent. He is a former senior writer and foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, Knecht is the author of Grand Ambition as well as The Proving Ground.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
MARK L. CLIFFORD is president of the Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong, the former executive director of the Asia Business Council, and a former board member at Next Digital. He is editorial chair of the Asian Review of Books, and served as editor in chief of both English-language papers in Hong Kong, The Standard and the South China Morning Post. An honors history graduate of UC Berkeley and a Walter Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University, he holds a Ph.D. in Hong Kong history from the University of Hong Kong.
A former senior writer and foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, G. BRUCE KNECHT is the author of Grand Ambition as well as The Proving Ground. In 1998, Bruce moved to Hong Kong to become the Journal’s Asia Correspondent.
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