Hong Kong Freedoms Rapidly Deteriorating, Warns HRW

By Eurasia Review

This article first appeared in eurasiareview 28 Jun 2018
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Hong Kong’s protection of civil and political rights is deteriorating at a quickening pace, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam. July 1, 2018, is the 21st anniversary of Hong Kong’s transfer from British to Chinese control. Continue reading “Hong Kong Freedoms Rapidly Deteriorating, Warns HRW”

As Beijing Steps up Control, Hong Kong People Feel Increasingly Less Chinese

By Lam Kwok-lap

This article first appeared in Radio Free Asia 21 Jun 2018
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The number of people who identify as “Hong Kongers” rather than as Chinese citizens or other possible identities stands at a 10-year high, amid complaints that the city’s autonomy is increasingly being eroded by diktats from Beijing, a new survey shows. Continue reading “As Beijing Steps up Control, Hong Kong People Feel Increasingly Less Chinese”

Hong Kong Gives Mainland Police Sway in New Train Station

By Austin Ramsy

This article first appeared in The New York Times 15 Jun 2018
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HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s legislature approved a contentious plan late Thursday to allow mainland Chinese police officers to operate in a section of a new train station scheduled to open this year.

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Hong Kong: Shock and anger at six-year jail sentence for Edward Leung

By Dikang, Socialist Action
This article first appeared in Chinaworker.info on 28 June 2018
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‘Mongkok riot’ trials reveal a political agenda to deter the younger generation from resisting repression

Hong Kongers young and old have been shocked and Continue reading “Hong Kong: Shock and anger at six-year jail sentence for Edward Leung”

Harsh jail terms for pro-independence activists

By Venus Wu

This article was originally published under the headline “Three Hong Kong democracy activists jailed up to seven years for rioting” on 11-June-2018 by Reuters. Link to original article: HERE

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Three protesters from Hong Kong’s radical youth opposition were jailed on Monday for taking part in a violent unrest, receiving the harshest sentences handed down to democracy activists since the city returned to Chinese rule in 1997. Continue reading “Harsh jail terms for pro-independence activists”

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”

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”

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
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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”

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”