In this live show taped at New York University on October 16, Jeremy and Kaiser spoke with Jerry Cohen, the doyen of American studies of Chinese law. We explore the legal foundations for the Hong Kong handover in 1997, and how imprecision has contributed to many of the difficulties playing out in Hong Kong’s streets today.
5:43: Ambiguity in Hong Kong Basic Law
19:38: A look at the 2019 Hong Kong extradition bill
32:35: Changing repercussions for detained and imprisoned Hongkongers
37:59: Hong Kong’s legal system wilting under pressure from Beijing
51:08: The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019
Jeremy: A series of oral histories by Ben Mauk, Weather Reports: Voices from Xinjiang.
Kaiser: Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation, by Andrew Marantz.