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A huge privilege to be at the totally packed London premiere of @RoOT_film, a profoundly moving & powerful film about #HongKong's #FightForFreedom, & Q&A with the courageous director afterwards

Huge congratulations to @nathanlawkc @HKFF_UK /
It was deeply moving to sing Glory to Hong Kong at the end & give the director standing applause along with hundreds of wonderful #HongKongers

This film is banned in #HongKong & I probably committed another #NationalSecurityLaw crime by going to see it, but I highly recommend it
I urge everyone who has the opportunity to go see @RoOT_film

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No pretence, no disguise left. Hong King’s National Security Law is being used as a tool to silence expression, crush dissent. One of HK’s most senior barristers is arrested again, as part of another crackdown, this time on @StandNewsHK where she was formerly a board member.
Nothing to see here. Only Hong Kong’s second most senior politician trampling over a free press, protected under Hong Kong’s Basic Law by the ICCPR, without qualms.

The #NSL - “a coup dressed up in statute.”
The powerful sentencing remarks of 73 year old barrister & former lawmaker, Margaret Ng, in her own mitigation earlier this year.

“The law should give protection to rights, not take them away, especially in Hong Kong, where structural democracy is still absent”.
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“1,000 Cranes of Solidarity” exhibition in A powerful exposé of how China has trampled over human rights in Hong Kong. Well worth a visit. ImageImage
“There’s an Eastern myth that if one person folds 1,000 cranes within the space of one year, their wish will come true”

A Thousand Cranes of Solidarity Exhibition, St Peter’s Church, Lutton Place, Edinburgh. Image
‘One Belt, One Road’ panel plus some more cranes. #1000cranes #StandWithHongKong @Stand_with_HK ImageImage
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THREAD: Mr Tang: Wrong!

Your quisling government & its #CCP puppet masters are to blame

You, your police officers, your fellow quisling proxy zombies & the dictatorship you slavishly work for are covered in blood, Mr Tang

And in the next tweet in this thread I'll explain why/
Point by point:

1. If #CCP had kept its promise to allow "one country, two systems" & "#HongKong people running HongKong" & upheld basic freedoms, human rights & rule of law, we would not see the tragedy we see today/
2. If your quisling regime had not introduced the idiotic extradition bill in 2019, we might not be where we are today

3. If your quisling regime had listened to the millions of totally peaceful #HongKongers in 2019, we would not be where we are today
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1. Most of you may not understand how dreadful the closure of Apple Daily means to Hong Kong. Not only to its journalistic landscape, but also to the people and the city itself. This is their last day. They are going to print 1 million copies tomorrow to commerate the fight.
2. The parent company of Apple Daily, Next Digital Limited, is a listed company. The govt forced a listed company to close itself in a matter of days, though signs have been there for months.
3. By arresting executives, journalists and freezing the asserts, the companies cannot pay their staffers, and staffers are afraid of being arrested. The paper with a history of 26 years is gone. The companies and the arresstees are not even trialed yet.
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#THREAD: At least 10,000 people died in #TiananmenSquaremassacre, a secret #British cable from the time says

Secret document say death toll was much higher than later reported, while claiming wounded students were bayoneted as they begged for their lives…
2/ First waves of troops went in unarmed to disperse the protesters. Then “The 27 Army APCs opened fire on the crowd before running over them. APCs ran over troops & civilians at 65kmh.” “Students were given one hour to leave square, but after five minutes, the APCs attacked.
3/ “Students linked arms but were mown down. APCs then ran over the bodies time and time again to make, quote ‘pie’ unquote, and remains collected by bulldozer. “The Remains were incinerated and then hosed down into the drains.”
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1/ #TiananmenSquareMassacre 32nd anniversary on Friday June 4th

A picture thread of the #TiananmenMassacre on June 4, 1989

Over 10,000 students were killed that day by the #PLA, based on #US intelligence of #CCP documents.

2/ #TiananmenSquareMassacre 32nd anniversary on Friday June 4th

A picture thread of the #TiananmenMassacre on June 4, 1989

It's estimated that over 10,000 students were killed that day by the #PLA, based on #US intelligence of #CCP documents.

3/ #TiananmenSquareMassacre 32nd anniversary on Friday June 4th

A picture thread of the #TiananmenMassacre on June 4, 1989

It's estimated that over 10,000 students were killed that day by the #PLA, based on #US intelligence of #CCP documents.

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June 4, 1989. A day of infamy!

We do not forget!!!
2/ The #TiananmenSquaremassacre was done by #China's "People's" Army

That's a "People's" army, #Chinese regime style

June 4th 1989, the day of infamy for a Chinese regime that aspires to become the preeminent global power.

3/ #China's #TiananmenMassacre: The original #CNN footage

1989: Man vs. #Chinese tanks in Tiananmen square

The brave Chinese man that confronted & stopped a column of tanks

#TiananmenSquareMassacre 32nd anniversary on June 4th

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1/ As Hong Kong slides ever deeper into authoritarianism, with the media, courts and arts scene being censored and repressed, more young people make the difficult choice to flee the city…
2/ We must ensure their safety, to preserve and protect the spirit and people of Hong Kong

Exodus of young people from Hong Kong.

Under the crushing fear of the draconian security law, young people are reluctantly leaving Hong Kong in droves to find safety & freedom elsewhere.

In particular, activists and anyone associated with the pro-democracy movement in the city simply do not feel safe anymore in their home city.…
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Agnes Chow just spent 24th birthday behind bars fighting for democracy in Hong Kong. While locked up, China this week imposed law meant to extinguish democracy once and for all. Here’s why Communist Party is terrified of this 24 yr old woman and others(THREAD) #StandWithHongKong
ORIGINAL BROKEN PROMISE: When Agnes was 7 months old, China agreed to respect Hong Kong’s autonomy for 50 years until the year 2047. When skeptics questioned China’s promise during the 1997 handover, China’s premier said China “would prove her words by her deeds.” 2/19
ONE COUNTRY TWO SYSTEMS: The Basic Law agreement sets forward "ultimate aim" for chief executive to be chosen by "universal suffrage." Agnes phrases it quite simply as “We want to choose our future by ourselves.” 3/19
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While countries like in the @EU_Commission have in the last decade tried to placate China in order to do business and thus let their guard down, the Chinese regime has been gradually building up its strength and rallying other regimes to strengthen authoritarianism.
If this continues, democracy will be confined to a small group of countries in the @EU_Commission and a few others, and will face political and economic threats from authoritarian regimes which will work together to sideline democracies.
As it is, China and Myanmar are taking advantage of international paralysis at the @UN, @EU_Commission, @StateDept and others to persecute citizens, Hong Kong, Uyghurs etc. And democracies are at a loss at what to do after having surrendered their power for decades.
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Myanmar's military is cracking down on citizens. I'm joining a global campaign to support Myanmar's democracy. Please take a photo with a three finger salute and hashtag #SolidarityWithMyanmar. Let's join in to protect our democracies.

#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar Image
Myanmar's military coup regime has zero legitimacy. The whole country has risen up against the military, but the military is using violence to command obedience. We cannot let the military win. Myanmar is at the vanguard of our fight for democracy. Let's support their citizens.
We have seen democracy regress in HK, Thailand, Malaysia, India. It's retreating in East Europe/South America. Authoritarianism has sunk its roots in Cambodia, Laos. Myanmar's military coup has zero legitimacy. Let's stand with Myanmar to resist the global threat to democracy.
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What @acertainjolene is saying 👇. When authoritarian regimes oppress the voices of citizens, they start to believe their own stories, and when other countries continue to uphold so-called 'soft' authoritarians as examples, they start to think they do not need to change. And ...
... when such authoritarian models are spread across the world, it starts to embolden authoritarian regimes. There's no such thing as a 'soft' authoritarian. Believing that these regimes will come around while supporting their oppression is only allowing them to bide their time.
By the time authoritarian regimes become stronger together and democracies become more reliant on them, then democracies will be at their mercy. We can talk about localization and bringing production back to democracies, while ignoring the human rights transgressions ...
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Goodbye my beloved. From the moment we met, I knew we were meant to be.

It's been more than a decade, and even though you've changed, I love you now more than ever.

I'm sorry I can't stay, but I leave you my heart. And wherever I am, I'll always #StandWithHongKong
Hong Kong airport is utterly dead
Witnessed a whole new level of stupidity on my flight:

One the left: economy, practically empty

On the right: business class, cheek to jowl in a small space on which they CLOSED ALL THE CURTAINS to make it extra covid toasty
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What can you do?

1/ By keeping an eye out for developments in Hong Kong, you’re already part of an international community that monitors & ensures Hongkongers aren’t forgotten or left behind

Please consider amplifying our voices by...
2/ Please consider amplifying our voices by: 

1) Following us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube).

2) Tweeting about Hong Kong with #StandWithHongKong.
3/ Asking your political representative(s) to call out China for disregarding Hong Kong's autonomy and breaching the Joint Declaration.
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1/ Universities are defiant against attacks on academic freedom
Earlier in the year, schools and universities had their syllabuses censored, in an attempt to silence the voices of those who support democracy…
2/ Now attacks on academic freedoms have gone even further, with despicable incidents of vandalism of pro-democracy monuments occurring at campuses in Hong Kong...…
3/ ...and educators being targeted for holding and expressing pro-democracy views.…
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1/ Dark days ahead for media freedom in Hong Kong
Freedom of expression is a crucial and universal human right; recognised by international organisations including the United Nations.
2/ It’s the job of journalists to shine a light on the authorities that govern us to hold them to account for their actions. Yet, in Hong Kong, media freedom is facing the gravest of threats...
3/ ...A new accreditation process has been introduced which has the capability to stifle vital coverage of the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement entirely and instantly.…
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UK APPG reconvenes with webinars on Hong Kong's future.

2/ This week, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hong Kong in collaboration with Stand with Hong Kong organised a webinar to host the city's last Governor, Lord Chris Patten.
3/ Lord Patten condemned the behaviour of the Hong Kong authorities, and called the Chinese Community Party “a threat to liberal democracies and open societies across the world.”
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Political Update
2 October 2020

1/ For the past few months, Hongkongers have faced unprecedented threats to their freedom, basic human rights and way of life.
2/ Arrest warrants have been issued by the Hong Kong authorities to members of Stand with Hong Kong for speaking against Chinese transgressions on Hong Kong's freedoms....
3/ ....protesters are being detained without legal representation & the freedom the media should have to report these injustices is ever shrinking. But we will never stop fighting for our freedom. Now is the time for countries to act, before it's too late.
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Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.(SWHK) has taken note of @finnlau_cd announcement yesterday.

Since July 2019, SWHK has been a grassroots activist organisation advocating for our city’s freedom and democracy amid unprecedented CCP encroachment.

We are the volunteers who've operated SWHK in the past 18 months. For branding purposes, we use SWHK for our anglophone constituency. We took on the name of Team Laam Chau (攬炒團隊) in Hong Kong with Finn’s blessing.

In operations to date, we are one and the same. You don't know us but you know our work.

Every little win for Hong Kong belongs to its people for their support has made it possible. We want to thank you for not letting us walk alone.

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1. Demos陌陌

2. 威廉爆料金曲


3. Demos陌陌威廉


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In 3 days, #BoycottMulan. Disney's #Mulan actress supports #HongKong #PoliceBrutality and fought against freedom as a US citizen.

WATCH this new alternative trailer on Hong Kong's #FightForFreedom. Check out this thread for the stories behind the source videos #StandWithHongKong
First, context for why we are calling for #BoycottMulan.

Chinese actress #LiuYifei, a naturalised US citizen who enjoys freedom and democracy, supports #HongKong #PoliceBrutality in a social post.

#FightForFreedom #StandWithHongKong…
One of the first videos is the "Thin Yellow Line" by @SCMPNews. It's a citizen-led initiative to form human barriers during 2019 #HongKongProtests to protect young protesters. It won the prestigious 2020 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize:…
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@SecPompeo, save #HK kids pls!

“Today is 8.31 anniversary. #HKers came to Prince Edward Station to present flowers. At about 5 pm, #police searched a number of residents, including a #minor, whom was taken back to Mong Kok Police Station.”

#831MongkokAttack #StandWithHongKong Image
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1/ THREAD: After political censorship in Liberal Studies textbooks, #HKgov is moving on to the Chinese language curriculum, axing several required texts for the examination next year.
Here’s why it’s important.
2/ @rthk_news reports that 1 of the 2 axed Classical Chinese texts is a historic political essay by Su Xun from the Sung Dynasty titled “On the Six States”, often quoted in recent years by #Hongkongers as a lesson from history.
@rthk_news 3/ It comments on the historic "Warring States Period", where the state of Qin eventually devoured 6 other states and "united the land as one." Read the text below to find out why it was quoted by #Hongkongers:
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