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

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‘Tool of suppression’: 38 groups urge Hong Kong gov’t to withdraw Chinese national anthem bill

By Ellie Ng

This article first appeared in Hong Kong Free Press on 23 May 2018
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Thirty-eight civil society groups and political parties have urged the Hong Kong government to withdraw a national anthem bill, arguing that it violates citizens’ rights to fundamental freedoms. Continue reading “‘Tool of suppression’: 38 groups urge Hong Kong gov’t to withdraw Chinese national anthem bill”

Hong Kong lawyers condemn ‘unlawful’ disqualification of candidate

Reuter: Venus Wu, Greg Torode

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A group of Hong Kong lawyers on Monday condemned a ban on a democracy activist by the territory’s government to stop her from contesting a by-election, describing it as the suppression of free expression and a curb on voting.

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Hong Kong soccer fans defy China anthem law