August 11, 2021

EP. 117 — What Happened in Hong Kong? with Victoria Hui

In just a few years, the Chinese government has wiped out the political freedoms once promised to Hong Kong. How did this happen, and what is next for the city? On the show this week to help answer these questions is Notre Dame professor and Hong Kong native Victoria Hui. Check out her twitter @victoriatinbor and learn more about Hong Kong’s fight to keep its autonomy at


FACT-117-20210729-Hui-RCv02-DYN.mp3 Speaker 1 [00:00:22] Hello everyone and welcome to Factually. I’m Adam Conover, thank you so much for joining the podcast once again, to listen to some astonishing new perspectives from experts from around the world of human knowledge. It’s my greatest pleasure to learn from them, and it’s my great pleasure to bring the things that they had to say to you. So let’s jump into it. This week I’d like to talk about a topic that would be one of the biggest news stories in the world if it weren’t for COVID 19 and everything else that’s happening around the world. It’s something that’s gotten a fair amount of attention, but maybe not quite enough (especially in this country). I’d really love to shine a light on it and give you a little 101 on what exactly is going down and why it is so important. Let me start with my own personal experience: a couple of years ago, I had the pleasure of traveling to

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