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East-West Center President on the Political Climate in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan

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Sophia McCullough
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Hawaii Public Radio

This is a busy week in greater China. In Beijing, there will be ceremonies Thursday marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party. In Taipei, there’s a U.S. trade delegation in town for the first time in five years. And in Hong Kong, it’s been a year this week since China enacted a National Security Law which has since transformed the city.

Hawai‘i Public Radio's Bill Dorman talked with Richard Vuylsteke, president of the East-West Center, about the political climate in the region. Before joining the center nearly five years ago, Vuylsteke was president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong for almost nine years.

This segment aired on The Conversation on June 30, 2021.

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