May Days

The Hong Kong Riots of 1967

The year is 1967. For over a hundred years, Hong Kong has been a prosperous colony of the British Empire, the Pearl of the Orient. Yet times are changing. In the aftermath of the Second World War, decolonization has become the prevailing norm. With each passing day it becomes more and more difficult to justify the retention of Hong Kong as a Crown Colony. Across the border in China, Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution has plunged the nation into turmoil. As the effects of leftist unrest spills into Hong Kong, the British Governor, Sir David Trench, has called to order a meeting of the Hong Kong Executive Committee to address the upheavals which now threaten the very survival of colony. It is now up to you, delegates, to decide the future of Hong Kong, and ensure that the sun will never set on the British Empire!



Ishaan Madan
Chair
hongkong@ucbmun.org
William Chu
Crisis Director
hongkong@ucbmun.org