Listen to the Young: Times of India

Young people are worried about the future of their societies and the planet as a whole and are becoming activists, convincing peers and adults to listen. Greta Thunberg of Sweden, 16, has rallied millions of students around the globe urging immediate action on climate change, and Joshua Wong, 22, seeks support on protecting democracy for Hong Kong. “Both Thunberg and Wong need the adults to act to escape a terrifying future: a super-heated world leading to mass extinction and an authoritarian rule asphyxiating a free-wheeling global metropolis,” explains Nayan Chanda, founding editor of YaleGlobal, in his column for the Times of India. Thunberg’s efforts began as a solitary protest before the Swedish Parliament building and eventually gained recognition at the United Nations. Wong has testified before Congress, asking that any trading privileges for Hong Kong require annual review and certification. Wong and Thunberg, worried about long-term security, make sacrifices with their activism and press fellow citizens to take stands on the greatest issues of our time. – YaleGlobal

Listen to the Young: Times of India

The young are worried: Hongkonger Joshua Wong, 22, acts to save his city, and Greta Thunberg, 16, rallies students across the world to battle climate change
Nayan Chanda
Saturday, October 26, 2019

Read the article from the Times of India about activists Greta Thunberg and Joshua Wong.

Nayan Chanda, founding editor of YaleGlobal Online, is a US-based journalist who writes columns for the Times of India.

Read about the proposed Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, requiring annual certification of trade privileges for Hong Kong, and an interview with Susan Thornton, former acting assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Politico reports she described the bill as a “huge mistake” that would end up “punishing exactly the wrong people.” Thornton is a senior fellow at Yale University’s Paul Tsai China Centre.

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