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CUHK Democracy Wall Plastered with Images of Suen Yat-sen and School Founder Despite Shutdown

After the Chinese University Student Union announced its disbandment on Oct 7, the school administration quickly barricaded off the student union's "Democracy Wall" in the school's Cultural Ground area.

However, the wall was made over on Double Ten Day (Oct 10). Staff and students arrived to find the wall plastered with portraits of Suen Yat-Sen, recognized in both China and Taiwan as the founding father of modern China, as well as Qian Mu, founder of New Asia College - which later became a member college of CUHK. Many passers-by stopped to take photos.

A message on the wall supporting the student union was vandalized with scribbles in simplified Chinese: "Subverting the state is a serious crime; it will ruin your future!" The message is now flanked by portraits of Suen Yat-sen, leader of the revolution.

#SuenYatSen #CUHK

Source: In-Media HK
https://bit.ly/3AqsDvl
Xi Jinping Is Using Party Outreach to Build an Anti-U.S. Bloc

On July 6, Chinese President Xi Jinping gave a keynote speech at the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and World Political Parties Summit, proclaiming the CCP “is willing to continue to work with parties and political organizations of all countries.” As with other Beijing-led forums, the CCP is using this summit as an opportunity to promote its own foreign-policy objectives, including creating a less liberal democratic world order. But Xi’s messaging at the summit, now held for the fourth time, has evolved; whereas before it focused on cooperation and development, today China is looking to build a political bloc directed against the United States and other liberal democracies.

Source: Foreign Policy #Aug02

https://t.co/NbArZSsjDI

#XiJinping #CCP #Speech
#FirstHand
Police and Private Security Block Access to Suen Yat-sen's Former Residence on Double Ten Day

#DoubleTenDay #SuenYatSen #HungLau #ErasingHistory

Source: First Hand

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Police and Private Security Block Access to Suen Yat-sen's Former Residence on Double Ten Day

Hong Kong had seen small-scale celebrations of "Double Ten Day" by pro-Taiwanese groups, even after the 1997 handover. At Hung Lau, Dr. Suen Yat-sen's former residence and revolutionary base, the ROC (Taiwan) flag would be flown throughout the historic site.

However, after the introduction of the National Security Law, the festivities this year had to be cancelled, as it was unclear whether celebrating it would constitute supporting Taiwan independence.

Around 20 police officers had shown up on the morning of Oct 10, with police vehicles parked outside and officers stationed on the walkway and bridge leading to the building.

As the building is private property, its owner appeared to have hired private security to stand guard inside property lines. The entire front courtyard area was barricaded off, and security officers stood guard armed with riot shields, denying access to outsiders.

#DoubleTenDay #SuenYatSen #HungLau #ErasingHistory

Source: 寄寓記語

https://www.facebook.com/102393808857815/posts/118081390622390/
China Rejected the German Frigate Bayern to Stay in Shanghai Harbour

Maria Adebahr, Spokesperson of the German Foreign Ministry, indicated, “China decided to reject Frigate Bayern entering the Shanghai harbour after consideration”.

Germany dispatched the Frigate Bayern to cruise in the South China Sea in early August. It is the first time for Germany to pass through the South China Sea in 20 years, where involves sovereignty disputes. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, German Defence Minister, said this action's target is to maintain international order, being consistent with Britain, the United States, Japan and other allies in the Indo-Pacific region. In March, she expressed her annoyance on Twitter about China’s military threats. She believed Germany should corporate where they can be corporated with China and oppose if unnecessary.

Source: Stand News #Sep16

https://bit.ly/3aIRQqB

#China #Shanghai #Germany #ForeignAffairs #FrigateBayern #SouthChinaSea #Twitter #UK #US #Japan #IndoPacificRegion
#Court #FreedomOfSpeech
Chanting ‘Hongkongers, add oil’ could be seditious

#NSL #NationalSecurityLaw #TamTakChi #FastBeat #Sedition #Secession

Source: InmediaHK; #Oct18
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Chanting ‘Hongkongers, add oil’ could be seditious


The prosecution’s expert witness, History Prof. Lau Chi-pang at #LingnanUniversity in Hong Kong testified in the trial of former radio presenter Tam Tak-chi (a.k.a Fast Beat) on October 18.

Lau told the District Court that “Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times” or “Hongkongers, add oil” were capable of inciting others to break the national security law.

He said "Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times” was originated with the activist and later picked up by protesters who vandalised Beijing’s liaison office in Sai Wan on July 21, 2019. He maintained that it is secessionist in nature. Other expressions such as “Hongkongers, add oil” and “no rioters but tyranny” could also have breached the law.

Lau was also an expert witness in Hong Kong’s first national security law trial in which defendant Tong Ying-kit was jailed for nine years.

Besides, Standard Chartered Hong Kong #Marathon 2021 would be the first high profile athletic event after the National Security Law implementation in Hong Kong.

Reporters queried in the briefing sessions whether a runner's outfit bearing controversial slogans could be disqualified and whether the organiser would report the case to local police. The organiser declined to address the question initially.

When being pressed afterwards, the organiser suggested runners to amend the slogan to "Runners Add Oil" instead of "Hong Kong Add Oil", as "Hong Kong has always been progressing, never regressing".

They declined to comment on how the display of the protest flag, Liberate Hong Kong Revolution of our Times, would be handled, "it's not a Marathon's matter".

#NSL #NationalSecurityLaw #TamTakChi #FastBeat #Sedition #Secession

Source: InmediaHK; #Oct18
https://bit.ly/3n5hpIg
Canada warns citizens about possible exit bans in Hong Kong

Canada warned its citizens on Thursday (Aug 5) that the Hong Kong authorities can prevent people leaving the city under a new law that has raised fears of Chinese mainland-style exit bans.

The law, granting the immigration chief powers to bar people from boarding planes to and from the city, came into effect on Sunday.

"Under this amendment, individuals, including foreigners, might be unable to leave the territory," Canada's travel advisory Twitter account said.

Source: The Straits Times #Aug05

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/canada-warns-citizens-about-possible-hong-kong-exit-bans

#Canada #Warn #HongKong #Exit
#Oppression #WhiteTerror
Pro-democracy Independent Bookshop closes down due to Political Oppression

#Closure #FreedomOfSpeech #FreedomOfPublication

Source: inmediahk.net; #Oct15
https://bit.ly/3mYCqnW

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Pro-democracy Independent Bookshop closes down due to Political Oppression

Located in San Po Kong, Hong Kong has an independent bookshop, Bleak House Books, which has closed down on October 15.

Many supporters and customers went there to bid farewell and take photographs. Some put down words of encouragement on wish cards for the owner, Albert, who decided to return to the US.

Although most of the bookshelves have been left empty, many customers lingered on in the shop till the very last moment.

Finally, Albert switched off the light and walked out of the shop. He closed the door and put up a placard on the door that writes “Hong Kong is my home”.

When talking about the current situation in Hong Kong, Albert felt “being suffocated” every day.

He said, “the politics in the US is a mess too. But they are barely possible to arrest all democrats. At least there are some spaces left … I am not sure how risky it has become, but I felt being muffled and could hardly breathe every day.”

#Closure #FreedomOfSpeech #FreedomOfPublication

Source: inmediahk.net; #Oct15
https://bit.ly/3mYCqnW
#NeverForget #Art
HK Lennon Walls recreated through frames of photographs

#LennonWalls #IPA #AddOil

Source: Stand News; #Oct15
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HK Lennon Walls recreated through frames of photographs

During the pro-democracy anti-Extradition Bill Movement in Hong Kong in 2019, HKers in many districts spontaneously built #LennonWalls to voice their democratic wishes.

Two years have gone by, the Lennon Walls have been destroyed and washed away.

A Hong Kong photographer, Harvey, recreated the Lennon Wall by collating frames of panoramic photographs.

Harvey called it “Assembly”. His work won a third place in a "Professional Event, Social Cause" of the #IPA International Photography Awards this year.

The 27-year-old photographer Harvey told the press that he was happy to win the prize.

Humbly, he said the works belong to Hong Kong people. He added, "these two years have been tough for Hongkongers". He is hoping that people still remember the cause of the movement, and still remember to support each other and #AddOil.”

View Harvey's Lennon Wall artwork: https://bit.ly/3aH7fI6

Source: Stand News; #Oct15
https://thestandnews.page.link/A4CdKHKFbhDDSzZL8
The Times: Hongkongers are Passionate to Help Afghanistan Immigrants;
MP in the UK: Hongkongers Understand How a Subverted Life is


Source: Stand News #Sep21

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The Times: Hongkongers are Passionate to Help Afghanistan Immigrants;
MP in the UK: Hongkongers Understand How a Subverted Life is

According to The Times, new Hong Kong immigrants to the UK shared the happiness and warmth of “first arrived in the UK” with Afghans who fled the Taliban regime. David Alton, a Member of the UK House of Lords, reposted the report on Twitter and stated that Hongkongers were taken everything, which they deeply understood Afghan's life changes and often took the lead in reaching out to those in need.

Recently, the Hillsong Church organises a volunteer plan to help Afghans, who escape to the UK, starting a new life. To get away from Taliban rule as soon as possible, many Afghans only brought some clothes with them when they left. According to the report, the plan gained support from Hongkongers who recently moved to the UK. Ginu Chacko, one of the church members, said he saw a Hong Kong couple brought some games and played with Afghan children.

Source: Stand News #Sep21

https://bit.ly/3FWGFZF

#TheTimes #Hongkongers #UnitedKingdom #Afghanistan #Taliban #Twitter #Afghan #HillsongChurch #DavidAlton #Fled