Can We Talk? Bridging Campus Divides Over Hong Kong

Professor Timothy Cheek (SPPGA; UBC History; IAR Director) and Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs student Cassandra Jeffrey co-authored an article for The Conversation, highlighting the continued sociopolitical strain between China and Hong Kong that affects the Chinese diaspora in Canada. While the polarization of ideologies is causing divisive conflicts within the community – in addition to tensions sparked by the recent COVID-19 pandemic – Professor Cheek and Jeffrey’s research points to promising solutions to the current unrest.

Read the full article here.

This research is an extension of the China Choices workshops co-chaired by Professors Timothy Cheek and Paul Evans. Learn more about the project here.