12 Sep 2019

Student leaders on Hong Kong protests

Europe Editor and Presenter

In the last three months, Hong Kong has been shaken by mass demonstrations. They began with demands to scrap a controversial extradition bill. They continue with demands for full democratic rights in former British Colony and they are seen as a test case: how far are citizens prepared to go, and how much force is China prepared to use to stop them.

I spoke to Kex Leung, Joy Siu and Sunny Cheung, three student leaders who are visiting London to drum up support from MPs. I began by asking how important it is that the international community, and in particular the British government, support them.