Thursday, June 4th, 2020 – 1:15 PM PST
The World Affairs Council of Orange County Presents:
From the Tiananmen Protests of 1989 to the Hong Kong Crisis of 2019–And Beyond
A Free Webinar with Professor Jeffrey Wasserstrom and Dr. Yangyang Cheng
Moderated by William Edwards
June 4 marks the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen massacre in Beijing and elsewhere in China. The anniversary is marked by large gatherings each year is Hong Kong, where a June 4th vigil attended by well over 100,000 people in 2019 launched a series of protests that captured the attention of the world. Both our panelists have written extensively on this subject, which is the focus of a new book by one of them. This webinar will reflect on the meaning of the current state of political life in different parts of the PRC. It will begin with a dialog moderated by William Edwards, who have 38 years of living and working experience with China. Then we will segue into a broader conversation involving the audience.
|Professor Jeffrey Wasserstrom’s Biography
Jeffrey Wasserstrom grew up in Santa Monica and holds degrees from UC
Latest book–Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink can be bought at this LINK (published in Feb by
|Dr. Yangyang Cheng Biography
Yangyang Cheng is a postdoctoral research associate at Cornell University, and a
|William Edward’s Biography
An executive with 46 years of broad international business experience, Mr. Edwards has lived in China, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Turkey and worked on projects in 70 countries. Mr. Edwards founded Edwards Global Services, Inc. (EGS) in 2001 to take U.S. franchise brands global using cost effective engineering type processes and tools. EGS has taken U.S. F&B, retail and service franchisors into 35 countries. In 2011 and again 2015, EGS received the U.S. Presidential award for export excellence. The U.S. Secretary of Commerce appointed Mr. Edwards to the District Export Council (DEC) of Southern California in 2016. On the DEC Mr. Edwards is involved in shaping U.S. foreign trade and export policy.
All Members Welcomed!
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