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The National Review

05/03/2023

The CFHK Foundation discusses the recent ban of The Acton Institute from TikTok. “Despite their ‘best’ efforts, the CCP can’t hide the truth about Jimmy Lai’s bogus case and the demise of Hong Kong."

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Talk TV

04/28/2023

The CFHK Foundation’s Mark Sabah spoke with Dr David Bull on TalkTV about British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly sanctioning of Russian officials who jailed British citizen Vladimir Kara-Murza. 

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NTD News

04/21/2023

The CFHK Foundation’s Mark Sabah spoke to NTD News about the imprisonment of Vladimir Kara-Murza and other political prisoners worldwide.

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TalkTV

04/21/2023

The CFHK Foundation’s UK and EU Director, Mark Sabah, spoke with TalkTV’s Julia Hartley-Brewer about political prisoners worldwide, including the Russian Federation's recent arrests of political activist Vladimir Kara-Murza and The Wall Street Journal's Evan Gershkovich as well as the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) and Hong Kong authorities' detainment of media tycoon Jimmy Lai. 

NTD News Today

03/24/2023

CFHK Foundation’s Mark Sabah spoke to NTD News Today to highlight the first-ever UK-Hong Kong Summit in London. Mark emphasised the need to protect Hong Kongers who seek refuge in Britain, saying, "You're telling Hong Kongers 'you've come here to be safe', but they're not. [The Bob Chan attack] had a very negative effect on the mentality of Hong Kongers who suddenly realised they're on their own even though they're here."

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The Daily Express

03/26/2023

CFHK Foundation's Mark Clifford spoke with Marco Giannangeli, highlighting the need for Britain to label China a "threat". Mr Clifford said, "Downing street realises the Golden age of trade with China is over, but there is still a sense that we can somehow have it both ways - that’s why Whitehall continues to apply the term 'strategic competitor' to China, when we are already very clearly in a Cold War."

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Channels TV

03/24/2023

CFHK Foundation's Mark Sabah spoke with Channels TV about a Parliamentary debate co-organised by the CFHK Foundation on 10 years of Xi Jinping and the future of UK-China relations. Mr Sabah said, "It was fairly bleak because there were warning signs coming from politicians who care about [the issues that affect Hong Kong]."

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The Guardian

03/24/2023

CFHK Foundation's Mark Clifford told Amy Hawkins in an exclusive interview about how the UK government needs to do more to support the release of British citizen Jimmy Lai. Mark also added, "Hong Kong is the 'canary in the coalmine' for China’s ambitions overseas."

The Epoch Times

03/14/2023

CFHK Foundation's Mark Sabah spoke with The Epoch Times about Hong Kongers' quality of life in Britain. Mr Sabah shared, "I spoke to one young Hongkonger in Scotland who said to me, ‘I ran away from China but China keeps chasing me'."

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ABC News

03/15/2023

CFHK Foundation's Megan Khoo spoke to ABC News, highlighting the CFHK Foundation's projections across New York City's skyline for International Women's Day. Mrs Khoo explained why Hong Kong has the largest percentage of women political prisoners in the world.

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Daily Business

02/20/2023

According to Daily Business, EU-owned BrewDog has entered a joint venture with Budweiser China. This joint venture is hypocritical especially after BrewDog’s attempts to shame Fifa and Qatar over its record on human rights at the World Cup last year. "If they are going to be calling out human rights abuses in Qatar, they should be doing the same in China," stated CFHK Foundation’s, Mark Sabah.

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Fox Business

02/20/2023

CFHK Foundation's Mark Clifford spoke to Maria Bartiromo about the China threat. Mark discussed the recent surveillance balloons, the potential meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and China's Director of the Office of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission Wang Yi in Munich, and the disappearance of the CEO of China Renaissance, Bao Fan. 

Channels TV

02/17/2023

CFHK Foundation's Mark Sabah spoke to Channels TV about the Hong Kong 47's ongoing National Security Law trial, which is the largest national security-related trial in Hong Kong's history. 

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TalkTV

02/18/2023

CFHK Foundation’s Mark Sabah spoke to TalkTV to discuss a speech made by Liz Truss, former British Prime Minister, regarding China. Mark discussed the rise of China and the UK’s lack of a coherent China policy, the recent cancellation of a visit to the UK by the Governor of Xinjiang (an individual banned in the US), Mark also raised the case of Jimmy Lai and the destruction of freedoms in Hong Kong under the National Security Law.

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The Epoch Times

02/08/2023

After the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hong Kong released its banking report, which the CFHK Foundation contributed to, the CFHK Foundation’s Mark Clifford told The Epoch Times, “The behaviour of British banks is cruel towards the people who have left Hong Kong and simply want to start a new life."

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CapX

02/13/2023

CFHK Foundation's Mark Sabah reported in CapX about how the Online Safety Bill could allow the UK government to set up a surveillance state. He believes it would put Hong Kongers seeking refuge at risk, and urges that legitimate worries be considered when the bill returns to Parliament.

Forbes

02/08/2023

CFHK Foundation's Olivia Enos wrote in Forbes about how the global community should respond to the trial of the Hong Kong 47. Mrs Enos urged the international community to stand in solidarity with the individuals who are wrongfully imprisoned and to defend those who are unlawfully on trial in Hong Kong.

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The Points Media

02/08/2023

CFHK Foundation’s Mark Clifford spoke with The Points Media about keeping the spirit of Hong Kong's journalism alive. Mr Clifford also highlighted the Chinese Communist Party's current pitfalls including a population demographic crisis, economic turmoil, and an illegitimate government.

Radio Free Asia

01/26/2023

CFHK Foundation's Mark Clifford spoke with Radio Free Asia about Jimmy Lai's trial under the National Security Law, saying the shut down of Apple Daily symbolises the Chinese Communist Party's destruction of Hong Kong. 

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TalkTV

02/07/2023

CFHK Foundation's Megan Khoo spoke about the Chinese Communist Party’s spy balloon that was spotted over the US. “It doesn’t take a balloon to see the CCP’s infiltration over the US and UK. It is preposterous that James Cleverly and Rishi Sunak have not spoken out about this at all,” declared Ms Khoo.

The Times

01/17/2023

Following former British Supreme Court judge Lord Sumption's attendance at the opening of Hong Kong's legal year, the CFHK Foundation’s Mark Clifford told The Times that Sumption's presence "gives credibility to a government that is waging warfare against its own citizens."

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The Scotsman

01/21/2023

CFHK Foundation’s Mark Clifford commented in The Scotsman, "Scottish universities’ Confucius Institutes are promoting trade and investment while students in Hong Kong are being imprisoned for peaceful protest and speaking the truth" after Glasgow University's Confucius Institute sponsored yet another China-Britain Business Council annual awards ceremony.

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The Daily Beast

12/20/2022

CFHK Foundation's Mark Clifford discussed how Apple Daily's Founder Jimmy Lai became the Chinese Communist Party's adversary with Matt Lewis on The Daily Beast. He called for an end to Beijing's campaign against Hong Kong's freedom.

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The National Catholic Register

12/23/2022

The National Catholic Register featured the CFHK Foundation's "Postcards for Jimmy" campaign which involves schoolchildren sending Jimmy Lai Christmas cards in prison from around the world. Luke Schwartz, a 10-year old who participated, said, "Mr. Lai is a strong man for standing up for the people of Hong Kong. I'm happy I could do something to make him smile."

CBN News

12/02/2022

CFHK Foundation’s Olivia Enos spoke to CBN News about the recent protests in China and the use of technology to monitor those taking part. Enos stated: “I can’t underscore this enough, how much bravery it takes for Chinese people to take to the streets. The Chinese Party is notorious for using technology…one particular application would mark activities as suspicious…those types of suspicions could be grounds for being sent to these political re-education camps.”

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iNews

12/04/2022

CFHK Foundation’s Mark Clifford was quoted in iNews, commenting on the reaction from Hong Kong officials on the “white paper” demonstration in Hong Kong to show solidarity with the protests that broke out in China on the 27th of November, Clifford stated, “it shows the authorities are determined to snuff out even the smallest acts of resistance.”

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Financial Times

11/29/2022

CFHK Foundation’s Tara Joseph told The Financial Times that the appeal from Beijing to block Timothy Owen from defending Jimmy Lai “goes exactly against the grain of what the Hong Kong government preaches about the city’s unique qualities. Hong Kong has always said it was open to international barristers and judges. This just flies in the face of that ideal it espoused.” 

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The Times Red Box

11/29/2022

Damian Green MP and CFHK Foundation’s Mark Clifford urged Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Foreign Secretary James Cleverly to “grapple with how to respond to China’s increasingly erratic aggression.” In The Times Red Box, they wrote that it is now “vital that democratic countries remain committed to holding China to account, now is the perfect time for Sunak to harden the government’s position on China.” 

Hong Kong Free Press

11/26/2022

Following a Hong Kong court charging Cardinal Zen for helping pro-democracy protesters, CFHK Foundation’s Frances Hui told the Hong Kong Free Press how she recalled him as a very gentle and caring figure. “He taught us at a young age, ‘Fret not, for God has his plans.’ That built up my confidence in life. Some of my acquaintances who aren’t religious are moved by his dedication. He could have stepped back, but he stayed true to his words even at such an old age,” she said. 

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Japan Forward

11/28/2022

CFHK Foundation’s Mark Clifford told Japan Forward that Jimmy Lai’s trial “holds little hope for justice” and will become “another marker in the dismantling of the rule of law in Hong Kong.”  

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