Online Roundtable Seminar: “Milk Tea Alliance: Transnational democratic solidarity in Asia”
Online Roundtable Seminar on “Milk Tea Alliance: Transnational democratic solidarity in Asia”
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 11:00pm HST
In April 2020, a Thai celebrity couple’s postings on social media, referring to Hong Kong and Taiwan as independent countries, provoked strong criticism from nationalistic Chinese citizens. From this early debate a transnational movement for democracy has grown. Citizens from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Thailand have called this the ”Milk Tea Alliance” and united in a common struggle for democracy. In the student led protests in Thailand in late 2020 the ”Milk Tea Alliance” was functional in online mobilisation and as a manifestation of solidarity. In this roundtable discussion activists, scholars, and observers from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Thailand are brought together. They will talk about their experiences and insights – answering questions about what the alliance is, why it matters, and where it is going.
Organized by the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies.
Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Founder of New Bloom Magazine
Associate Professor at Chulalongkorn University
Co-founder of Kiamudom Against Dictatorship Group
Founder of Project Black Mask HK and a member of NY4HK
Roger Lee Huang
Lecturer at Macquarie University