William Nee

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Matches Polished into Lights:
Tiananmen Thirty Years On

(Mon 3 June 2019; 730 pm)
 and PEN Hong Kong
Media support: Hong Kong Free Press
Venue: Bleak House Books
Moderator: Tammy Ho


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  • William Nee’s “Tiananmen anniversary lays bare China’s contradictory attitude towards history” [Download]
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William Nee is a Business and Human Rights Analyst for Amnesty International and a Vice President of PEN Hong Kong. He currently researches human rights abuses caused by multinational companies. William was formerly a China Researcher, were he carried out research on human rights in China, particularly on freedom of expression, human rights defenders, the death penalty, while monitoring the situation in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. William’s commentary has appeared in the Diplomat, the Hong Kong Free Press, and Open Democracy.

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[William Nee: A featured reader at “Matches Polished into Lights: Tiananmen Thirty Years On”—a reading jointly organised by Cha and PEN Hong Kong, on Monday 3 June 2019.]


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