Since the nuclear plant catastrophe in Fukushima last year, people from Hong Kong had gone from being concerned about the Japanese victims, as well as the effects that the leaked radiation could have on us; to happily downing imported food from the country and spending precious vacation time in the vicinity of the potentially still dangerous grounds. What do we really know about radiation and nuclear energy? What impacts do they have on our lives? In short, how should we face the controversy of nuclear power?

We would like to invite you to take part in <<Cracking the Nuclear Labyrinth>> International Forum. Among the speakers are ex-Fukushima resident/unionist, nuclear experts from Canada and the states, let’s crack the nuclear labyrinth together!

Forum Details:

Date: 10th March 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Venue: Hong Kong Polytechnic University
10:00 - 10:15 am
Opening Speech
10:15 - 11:15 am
Dr. Gordon Edwards, President, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility
- Fukushima as a case of globalized technology and international trade without responsibility
- Asian nuclear great leap forward blueprints
- Confronting truth about nuclear technology
11:15 - 11:40 am
Tea Break
11:40 am - 1:00 pm
Representative of Green Citizens' Action Alliance, Taiwan
- The lies and deception of Taiwan's Nuclear-free Homeland Policy
- Power structure of technology decision making in Taiwan
Fukushima resident (former)/Unionist
- Brief introduction to Japanese anti-nuclear movement: how workers and unions have engaged in the movement
- Personal experience in the Fukushima nuclear disaster, including how
government has lied to the public
- Nuclear workers in Japan
1:00 - 1:50 pm
1:50- 2:30 pm
Press Conference / Movies
2:30 - 3:45 pm
Robert Gould, M.D., Physicians for Social Responsibility
- Global warming and nuclear renaissance
- HOW health impacts of nuclear energy have been hidden from the public

Representative from People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy, India
- Introducing anti-nuclear movement against Kudankulam power plant in Kerala: mass participation, hunger strike, spreading through communites
- Reflection on the meaning of anti-nuclear movement in Asia
3:45 - 4:00 pm
Tea Break
4:00 - 5:15pm
Lill Liu,  resident of Japan,  former journalist of China Times, writer on gender, culture and nuclear power
- Nuclear power in Japan - Taiwan - Mainland China - Hong Kong: A perilous belt in East Asian
Alternatives and Actions in the Aisan context (Speakers to be confirmed)


Globalisation Monitor

C in C

Siu Lik Yuen Environment Monitor Group

World Student Christian Federation

In cooperation with:

The Department of Applied Social Sciences Centre for Social Policy Studies, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong Alliance Against Nukes