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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 11
Thursday, August 13, 2020, 11:06 a.m. to 2:06 p.m.
Hon. Geoff Regan, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Marc-Olivier Girard, Procedural Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Allison Goody, Analyst
• Brendan Naef, Analyst
Freedom House
• Annie Boyajian, Director of Advocacy
Hong Kong Democracy Council
• Samuel M. Chu, Founding and Managing Director
New York University School of Law
• Jerome A. Cohen, Professor and Faculty Director Emeritus, U.S.-Asia Law Institute
Columbia University
• Michael C. Davis, Professor, Weatherhead East Asia Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center
Toronto Association for Democracy in China
• Cheuk Kwan, Immediate Past Chair
• Avvy Yao-Yao Go, Board Member, Barrister and Solicitor, Clinic Director, Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic
Hong Kong Watch
• Benedict Rogers, Co-founder and Chair
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, December 10, 2019, the committee resumed its study of Canada-China relations.

Michael C. Davis, Benedict Rogers, Avvy Yao-Yao Go, and Cheuk Kwan made statements and answered questions.

Garnett Genuis gave notice of the following motion:

That this Committee prepare a report on the situation in Hong Kong, to be tabled as soon as possible following the completion of hearings looking specifically at the situation in Hong Kong.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 12:32 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:37 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Annie Boyajian, Samuel M. Chu, and Jerome A. Cohen made statements and answered questions.

At 2:06 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Christine Holke
Clerk of the Committee