Statement on PEN Hong Kong Event, Joshua Wong

NEW YORK, July 6, 2017 — Asia Society takes this issue very seriously, and after looking into the circumstances, it is clear that an error in judgement at the staff level was made involving the PEN Hong Kong event. Asia Society, throughout its history, has hosted events at all of its global locations with speakers representing all sides of major Asia-related issues. This has been one of our core principles since our founding in 1956; it’s still our policy today. We remain steadfast in our mission to serve as a global forum for meaningful and open dialogue.

In May, Joshua Wong spoke at Asia Society in New York along with other speakers from Hong Kong. Wong and speakers from all sides of the issue are welcome at Asia Society.

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