Hong Kong Voices in American Politics (HYBRID)

Work-in-Progress Seminars are designed to generate in-depth discussion of new scholarly work. In accordance with University guidelines for social distancing, these seminars will offer a possibility of remote participation. To attend either in person or virtually, please register to receive the pre-circulated paper and further details on joining on campus or by computer or phone.

Victoria Hui  Associate Professor of Political Science; Kellogg Faculty Fellow
Maggie Shum  Former Kellogg Doctoral Student;Research Associate, Keough School of Global Affairs

While a majority of Asian Americans voted for Biden in the presidential election, Hong Kong Americans stood out in their strong support for Trump. Many were baffled by the fact that those who have been lobbying for the US to support the city’s struggle for freedoms appeared to be diehard Trump fans. The survey “Hong Kong Voices in American Politics” reveals that there were indeed more Trump supporters than Biden supporters, but respondents were quite evenly divided between the Republican and Democratic parties.


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