Weekly Newsletter: The Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong continues to call for the release of all prisoners of conscience in Hong Kong
Statement on the unjust imposition of further charges against Jimmy Lai and former Apple Daily colleagues
STATEMENT: Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong calls on the UK Foreign Secretary to impose sanctions on China following the publication of damning FCDO report on the implementation and commitment to the 1984 Sino–British Joint Declaration
STATEMENT on the sentencing of Jimmy Lai and seven other pro-democracy activists to prison for their efforts to commemorate the Chinese Communist Party’s 1989 crackdown on peaceful protesters in Tiananmen Square
STATEMENT: Parliamentarians and the Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong call upon Chinese Premier Xi Jinping for the immediate release of the prisoners of conscience held under the National Security Law
PRESS RELEASE: The Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong Congratulates Press Freedom Nobel Prize Winners While Reminding That Media Freedoms in Hong Kong Remain Under Attack
The CCP’s Culture of Fear: In China under Xi Jinping, idealism is passé and conformity a shell for the ruthless pursuit of hierarchical power and private interests, writes Professor Perry Link, a director of the Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong.
Baroness Morrissey: Time to talk about “investor hypocrisy and the need for investors to rethink their dealings in areas where there are clear human rights abuses”, including China
CFHK supports Baroness Morrissey's remarks published on Hong Kong Watch. Read more here.
STATEMENT: CFHK WELCOMES U.S. PUBLICATION OF HONG KONG BUSINESS ADVISORY AND RELATED SANCTIONS DESIGNATIONS
Written by CFHK President, Ellen Bork.
On July 7, U.S President Joe Biden declared “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States” with regard to the situation in Hong Kong. The order extended the same designation made by last July by former U.S. President Donald Trump under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. The declaration gives the president extensive powers over economic transactions and is often used to impose sanctions. It may indicate the Biden administration is preparing to take actions in response to Beijing’s ferocious assault on freedom in Hong Kong.
Written by CFHK President, Ellen Bork.
"The contest between free and repressive regimes is the defining issue of our times. It has spread to Hong Kong. Businesses there cannot avoid the implications, however much they wish they could."
Apple Daily imparts one last item of information, making the news instead of reporting it. Its death at the hands of the Chinese Communist Party is a warning of what can happen to any company in Hong Kong.
CFHK Chairman, James B. Cunningham, Testified at Senate Subcommittee Hearing on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness
The Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong calls on the G7 to take concrete steps against Chinese repression in Hong Kong
Written by CFHK President, Ellen Bork:
The contest between free and repressive regimes is the struggle of our times, and there will be many more battles.
On June 4, 2005, the 16th anniversary of the 1989 massacre of democracy protesters by China’s People’s Liberation Army troops, the filmmaker Liu Wei walked up to people in Beijing and asked what day it was. He captured their uncomfortable responses in a 13-minute documentary. “I know, but I don’t want to talk about it.” “I don’t know much about it.” “Don’t record this.”
Hong Kong Authorities Ban Vigil Honoring Victims of 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre in Escalating Crackdown on Democracy Movement
For three decades, Hong Kong was the only place under Chinese rule where the victims of the June 4, 1989, massacre of democracy protesters by People’s Liberation Army troops in and around Tiananmen Square could be publicly mourned.
The Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong (CFHK) commends the 26 European Union and national parliamentarians who today pressed EU leaders to urgently adopt a so-called “lifeboat scheme” for Hong Kong citizens in the wake of intensifying repression in their home city. In a letter to EU leaders, the members of parliaments, led by Engin Eroglu, a German Member of the European Parliament, expressed disappointment with inaction on a range of measures that would provide Hong Kongers with “a pathway to study and work in the EU.” The letter, which was coordinated by Hong Kong Watch, can be found here.
Ellen Bork, President of CFHK said:
“CFHK applauds the European parliamentarians for their staunch support for Hong Kong’s people. They set an example all democratically elected representatives should emulate.”
Ellen Bork commented further:
“This action by European parliamentarians makes clear that China will face ongoing, dedicated opposition to the harsh national security law and its assault on Hong Kong’s freedoms and rule of law. However, CFHK is disturbed that one EU member state is apparently thwarting EU unity on this vital, humanitarian effort.”
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