Please join the Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub and Europe Center for a conversation with Nathan Law, a prominent Hong Kong activist and former LegCo legislator, the Honourable Michael Chong, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs for the Official Opposition of Canada, and Johanna Kao, Regional Director for Asia-Pacific at the International Republican Institute and Global China Hub nonresident senior fellow, on how the transatlantic community ought to respond to the international spread of China’s authoritarianism. The event will be moderated by Annie Boyajian, Vice President for Policy and Advocacy & Mark Palmer Distinguished Fellow at Freedom House.
According to the October 2022 White House National Security Strategy, China continues to ramp up its technological capacity and influence “to create more permissive conditions for its own authoritarian model, and to mold global technology use and norms to privilege its interests and values.” Recent developments show that the transatlantic community, particularly North America and Europe, is far from immune to these efforts. From growing evidence of meddling in the US midterm elections, to the establishment of illegal police stations in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and several European Union countries, to the violent display against a Hong Kong protestor at the Chinese Consulate General in Manchester, China’s drive to shape global narratives in its favor has never been so bold.
This discussion will take place in a hybrid format, both in person and broadcast live on Zoom, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. To receive the event information, please register below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to watch the event. If you wish to join the question-and-answer period, you must join through Zoom or attend the event in person.
A conversation with
Convenor of Advisory Board
Hong Kong Democracy Council
Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs
Official Opposition of Canada
Nonresident Senior fellow, Global China Hub
Vice President for Policy and Advocacy & Mark Palmer Distinguished Fellow
Opening remarks by
David O. Shullman
Europe CenterTransform Europe Initiative