Congressman says New York charity ‘has some explaining to do’ after refusal to host event featuring democracy campaigner Joshua Wong

A US congressman has accused the prominent New York-based charitable institute the Asia Society of kowtowing to China after it refused to host an event featuring the Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong.

Wong had been due to appear last week at the launch of a book published by the local chapter of writers group PEN to mark 20 years since the UK handed Hong Kong back to China.

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