Our focus is Hong Kong and our podcast features Antony Dapiran, author of “City of Protest: A Recent History of Dissent in Hong Kong.”
“Hong Kong is a city with a long history of civil disobedience.”
So begins the book blurb on Amazon.com for a now-sold-out book published in July 2017. It was a timeless observation on the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s Handover. It is a timely observation today with most in Hong Kong wondering what’s next.
“We are on the cusp of what could be a general breakdown of law and order. It hasn’t gotten there yet, but the government hasn’t done anything to stop it," said Antony Dapiran in The New York Times on 5 August 2019, "City of Protest is a compelling look at the often-fraught relationship between politics and belonging, and a city’s struggle to assert itself."
Listen to Antony as we discuss the changes and challenges facing Hong Kong today. You can follow him on Twitter @AntD.