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Asia Law Weekly: Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun
S.D.B., Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
12:15-1:50 pm
Vanderbilt Hall Room 208
40 Washington Square South

New York, NY 10012
Cardinal Zen has been a longtime leader of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong, culminating in his tenure as the sixth Bishop of Hong Kong from 1996 to 2006 and as cardinal of Hong Kong from 2006 until his retirement in 2009. Also, he is known for his strong support in democracy, human rights, freedom of speech and religious liberty in Hong Kong. In 2003, he voiced out his concern about the proposed anti-subversion law (Article 23 of the Basic Law), worried that it could lead to violations to basic civil rights if enacted without a thorough public consultation. Cardinal Zen was also a vocal proponent of the Occupy Central movement in 2014, joined hands with other movement leaders to fight for democratic elections in Hong Kong.
He has also been outspoken about the human rights issues in mainland China, including speaking out for the “underground churches” and attending prayer gatherings to mourn victims of the Tiananmen Massacre in 1989 and pray for democracy in China.

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Earlier Event: September 19
ALS-JLS-USALI Autumn Mixer
Later Event: October 9
Asia Law Weekly: Eva Pils