Fredrik Erixon talks to Mark L. Clifford about his new book: Today Hong Kong, Tomorrow the World: What China’s Crackdown Reveals about its Plans to End Freedom Everywhere. They discuss the development of Hong Kong and a chilling account of China’s rising authoritarianism. How did China crackdown on Hong Kong’s freedoms? What does it say about China’s wider plans – in Hong Kong and the World? What response should come from Europe, the United States and others who want to protect liberal democracy?
Mark L. Clifford has been the editor in chief of The Standard and the South China Morning Post, two English-language newspapers in Hong Kong. He was a non-executive director at Next Digital when authorities cracked down on its newspaper, Apple Daily, and jailed journalists and executives. Mark has a PhD in Hong Kong history from the University of Hong Kong and was the executive director of the Asia Business Council. He is now President of the Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong.