Human Rights Watch slams Hong Kong station’s joint police control

By Maya Wang

This article was originally published under the headline “China’s Fast Train to Erode Hong Kong’s Autonomy” on 17-June-2018 by Human Rights Watch. Link to original article: HERE

When Hong Kong was handed over from British to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, its inhabitants were reassured that their way of life would remain the same. That commitment was made legally binding through Continue reading “Human Rights Watch slams Hong Kong station’s joint police control”

Ousted Hong Kong lawmaker Lau Siu-lai will no longer contest disqualification, but may run in location election

By Alvin Lum

This article first appeared in South China Morning Post on 30 May 2018
Link to original article:  HERE

Politician says ball is now in the government’s court over whether she can contest her former Kowloon West seat

Ousted lawmaker Lau Siu-lai confirmed on Tuesday that she Continue reading “Ousted Hong Kong lawmaker Lau Siu-lai will no longer contest disqualification, but may run in location election”

Remembering Tiananmen worker activist Li Wangyang

This article was originally published under the headline “Protesters mark death of ‘murdered’ dissident Li Wangyang” on 6-June-2018 by The Economist. Link to original article: HERE

Around 30 people today staged a protest outside the central government’s liaison office calling for an inquiry into the death of mainland dissident Li Wangyang, who was found dead at a hospital six years ago. Continue reading “Remembering Tiananmen worker activist Li Wangyang”

37 Swedish newspapers urge China to free detained publisher Gui Minhai

By HKFP

This article first appeared in HKFP on 6 Jun 2018
Link to original article:  HERE

Dozens of Swedish newspapers called Tuesday on China to release publisher Gui Minhai, a Chinese-born Swede who vanished into Chinese custody in January in murky circumstances for the second time.

Gui, one of five Hong Kong-based booksellers known for Continue reading “37 Swedish newspapers urge China to free detained publisher Gui Minhai”

Tiananmen anniversary sparks protest art

This article was originally published under the headline “#TankMen2018, a global work of protest art” on 7-June-2018 by The Economist. Link to original article: HERE

To commemorate the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, people are dressing up as the famous dissident icon.

IN 1989 Fengsuo Zhou was a student at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Like many of his classmates, he went to Tiananmen Square Continue reading “Tiananmen anniversary sparks protest art”

At least 10,000 killed at Tiananmen Square, secret cable claims

By Ben Graham and AFP

This article first appeared in news.com.au on 24 Dec 2017
Link to original article:  HERE

SICKENING details have been revealed in a chilling secret British diplomatic cable that has been unearthed decades later. Continue reading “At least 10,000 killed at Tiananmen Square, secret cable claims”

Protests called against high speed rail joint checkpoint

By Kris Cheng

This article was originally published under the headline “Pro-democracy camp calls for last stand against high-speed rail joint checkpoint bill” on 8-June-2018 by Hong Kong Free Press
Link to original article: HERE

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp has called for a rally next Thursday night in opposition to the controversial joint checkpoint bill, which is likely to have been passed by that time.

In an unprecedented move, Legislative Council President Continue reading “Protests called against high speed rail joint checkpoint”

Higher turnout at Tiananmen massacre commemoration

This article was originally published under the headline “Hong Kong June 4 Vigil Turnout Up From Last Year” on 5-June-2018 by China Digital Times. Link to original article: HERE

Hong Kong’s annual candlelight vigil in commemoration of the lives lost in the crackdown on protesters in Beijing on June 4, 1989 this year attracted 115,000 people–5,000 more than last year–according to organizers. The figure provided by local police, however Continue reading “Higher turnout at Tiananmen massacre commemoration”

Lau Siu-lai may drop appeal against lawmaker disqualification after discussion with democrats

By Kris Cheng

This article first appeared in Hong Kong Free Press on 21 May 2018
Link to original article: HERE

Ousted lawmaker Lau Siu-lai says she will discuss with the pro-democracy camp whether to retract her appeal against her disqualification this week. Continue reading “Lau Siu-lai may drop appeal against lawmaker disqualification after discussion with democrats”

China Shuts Down Comedy Streaming Channel Over ‘Insult’ to War Hero

By Yang Fan

This article first appeared in Radio Free Asia on 18 May 2018
Link to original article: HERE

China’s internet regulator on Thursday shut down the account of a popular comedy streaming channel for “dishonoring” the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s revolutionary heroes and martyrs, official media reported. Continue reading “China Shuts Down Comedy Streaming Channel Over ‘Insult’ to War Hero”