Can democracy survive in Hong Kong? | Inside Story

A mass walk out is raising new concerns about democracy in Hong Kong.
15 opposition politicians stepped down after the dismissal of four colleagues considered a threat to China's national security.
Beijing says the resignation is a direct challenge to its authority over the former British colony.
The UK is accusing China of breaking its promise to preserve Hong Kong’s autonomy.
Can democracy survive in the semi-autonomous territory?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom


Emily Lau – former Chairwoman, Democratic Party of Hong Kong

Gordon Chang – author and conservative columnist

Stephen Vines – journalist and author

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