The international consequences of the adoption of the Hong Kong National Security Law, Taiwanese and transatlantic views

Web conference

Date: September 30, 2020 from 11:00 to 12:00


On June 30th, China’s top legislature passed a new national security law for Hong Kong, widely criticized abroad for violating Beijing’s international commitments, including the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration. The law gives the Chinese authorities powers to quash demonstrations and punish dissenters, and will for sure impact the future of Hong Kong. Yet, the law has also consequences far beyond Hong Kong and it is essential to analyze and forecast them.
This webinar, organized by the Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS) from 11.00 am to 12:00 pm (CET), aims at discussing the international consequences of the adoption of the Hong Kong National Security Law and offering Taiwanese and transatlantic views on the issue. How is China’s international image impacted and does it lead to an awakening in Europe on China as an untrustworthy country? To what extent does it question the very concept of “One country, Two systems” and the future of cross-Strait relations?, etc.

After some preliminary remarks, our two panelists will interact with the audience for a 40-minute Q&A session.


Opening remarks:
Xavier Pasco – Director, Foundation for Strategic Research
Ketty W. Chen – Vice-President, Taiwan Foundation for Democracy
Philippe Le Corre – Associate Researcher, Foundation for Strategic Research & Non-resident Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Antoine Bondaz – Research Fellow, Foundation for Strategic Research