5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

The United States’ Interests in Hong Kong: A Discussion with Martin Lee

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Harsh verdicts were recently handed down against leaders of the 2014 Hong Kong "umbrella movement." For some, these verdicts, and other encroachments on Hong Kong’s promised autonomy, call into question the wisdom of granting Hong Kong distinct trading status under the US Hong Kong Policy Act. Should the US government play a more active role in advocating for autonomy, the rule of law, and human rights in Hong Kong? Should it treat Hong Kong as it does any Chinese city? Or are other outlooks and options available?

Please join the Kissinger Institute for a discussion between Martin Lee, founding chairman of  Hong Kong’s flagship pro-democracy party, and Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy.


  • Martin Lee

    Founding Chairman, Democratic Party
  • J. Stapleton Roy

    Founding Director and Distinguished Scholar
    Founding Director Emeritus, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States