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Media Roundtable: Hong Kong Under China's Security Law & Trump's Attacks On Voting By Mail

Aug 13, 2020

On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we're discussing the impacts of China’s national security law on Hong Kong. In recent weeks, independent media organizations have come under attack, activists have been arrested, and several have fled the country. What’s next for the territory?

Later in the show, we'll discuss the Trump administration’s disinformation campaign around mail-in ballots and their opposition to the Democrats’ proposed funding boost to the US Postal Service, less than three months until the 2020 election.

Guests:

Wilfred Chan, contributing writer for The Nation

David Daley, senior fellow for FairVote and author of Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy

Web Resources:

The Guardian: Jimmy Lai says swift arrest points to 'great disorder' between Hong Kong and China police

The New York Times: Dozens Charged in Hong Kong for Taking Part in Tiananmen Protest      

The New York Times: With Security Law as a Cudgel, Beijing Cracks Down on Hong Kong

FairVote

The Washington Post: Postal Service overhauls leadership as Democrats press for investigation of mail delays

CNBC: Supreme Court rejects GOP effort to tighten mail-in voting rules in Rhode Island

The Washington Post: Trump opposes election aid for states and Postal Service bailout, threatening Nov. 3 vote

CNN: Financial disclosures reveal postmaster general's business entanglements and likely conflicts of interest, experts say