Prof Benny Tai was invited to speak at an academic event in Brussels on 26th September 2018. The event was hosted by Members of the European Parliament to discuss the state of Hong Kong’s “one country, two systems” framework.
The report on China’s Sharp Power in Hong Kong, commissioned by Hong Kong Civil Hub, was first introduced in this occasion. The report elaborates on the concept of sharp power, a mixture of the traditional soft and hard powers, and who China has used this to infiltrate different areas in Hong Kong society, including rule of law, civil society, religion, education, economy, elections, and the media.
The full version of the report may be found in the “Publication” section of this website.