4 mn read The Hong Kong Shadow Parliament announced its official conception to “keep the flame of democracy alive” in Hong Kong, an online press conference shared on Thursday.
3 mn read From today (22 December 2020), Hong Kong has banned all passenger flights from the UK. The Hong Kong Government banned flights from the UK for reasons of public health, due to a new strain of Coronavirus having been discovered in the UK. Despite Hongkongers having demanded that the Hong Kong Government close its borders in the beginning of 2020 in order to prevent the import of COVID-19 form Mainland China, after the virus was first reported in Wuhan, many are questioning why the Hong Kong Government now seems so eager to close its borders. Many of those questioning the Hong Kong Government’s motives take a rather cynical view of its actions, which, in a way, is understandable judging from the actions of the Hong Kong and Beijing Governments since the pro-democracy protests started in Hong Kong in June 2019.
3 mn read Since the Chinese Communist Party announced its intentions to enact a National Security Law for Hong Kong, the international community has been seeking to dissuade the Chinese Government from such a draconian course of action, breaching the guarantees offered to the peoples of Hong Kong of “one country, two systems”. As the National Security Law […]
4 mn read From 6 October to 14 November 2020, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has been held in Geneva Switzerland. NGOs with Special Consultative Status from throughout the world and state parties gathered in this council meeting. Among those NGOs, there was a young human rights activist named Wai-Tong Lee from Japan demanding Hong Kong’s freedom.
2 mn read On Thursday, 24th September 2020, human rights activists from Hong Kong criticized China in the United Nations Office at Geneva, Switzerland.
2 mn read Simon Cheng, a former trade and investment officer at the British Consulate-General Hong Kong, and Honcques Laus, an independent politician in Hong Kong, wanted under draconian China’s National Security Law, have written a letter to Kang Kyung-wha(강경화), the Korean foreign minister, for requesting suspension of extraction treaties with the Hong Kong and Chinese regimes. They explained that the Hong Kong regime has unceasingly persecuted the Hong Kong democratic protesters because of political opinions, and the Hong Kong and Chinese regimes have blatantly violated human rights, so the political dissents would face trumped-up prosecutions.
4 mn read Honcques Laus (19) was exiled from Hong Kong after becoming aware that he was wanted under China’s National Security Law. Despite being exiled to the United Kingdom, Laus is keen to emphasise that he is still fighting for the civil liberty of Hongkongers. He has now written to Dominic Raab requesting the United Kingdom to apply Magnitsky sanctions to officials within the governments of Hong Kong and China. The new sanctions would be imposed on the likes of Carrie Lam for her involvement in the infringement on the rights of Hongkongers.
5 mn read With the United Kingdom Government having set out at the end of July details of its policy for Hong Kong British Nationals (Overseas) (“BNOs”), more and more Hongkongers are starting to arrive in the United Kingdom, wishing to take advantage of the United Kingdom Government’s scheme for BNO status holders and their dependants.
3 mn read A fledgling campaigner, still in secondary school, posed for a photo with a Hong Kong Independence sign at a demonstration in 2017. He was then arrested and imprisoned. Hongkonger, Honcques Laus, now 18, is the youngest of six pro-democracy activists to be branded ‘fugitives of justice’ by the Hong Kong police.
4 mn read Following the announcement of the British National (Overseas) visa, many people have raised the question as to whether the United Kingdom should be doing more to protect the freedoms of Hong Kongers, as well as keeping them safe. The new immigration route came as a response to the Chinese Government’s most recent imposition of national security law on Hong Kong, which further threatens the democratic lifestyles of the people living in the city-state.