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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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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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@Apple wants to silence #political opinions, that it should also stop manufacturing black and yellow #iPhones, and only make products in blue, red and white.” 1/n

@SolomonYue⁩ ⁦…
『但近日經理限制口罩款式,黃色、寫有香港字樣、及有「#FDNOL」(Five Demands, Not One Less縮寫、五大訴求缺一不可)字樣的口罩均屬禁止之列,但藍色口罩則獲允許。』 3/n

@Apple Store禁員工戴港產黃口罩 職員證肖像不許穿黑黃色衫…
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雨傘運動以降の流れを把握する上で有用な記事です。筆者の結論には強めの理想論を感じますが、ファクト満載なのでどうぞ>> 香港・周庭氏らの逮捕が暗示する、追い詰められた中国共産党の末路 | 上久保誠人のクリティカル・アナリティクス | ダイヤモンド・オンライン…


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People keep on asking me why I care about what's happening in #HongKong, and why at @NOW4humanity we are organizing #FridaysForFreedom across the world: "it's sad but inevitable and 'only' concerns a couple million people".

Here are some quick thoughts:

1. Nothing is inevitable. Hong Kong vs #China might be the combat of David vs Goliath, but the world can come to David's rescue

2. Injustice anywhere is a treat to justice everywhere. I would argue that a couple million people is an enormous amount of injustice!

3. What's happening in #HK is part of a wider pattern of a systematic crackdown on any form of dissent by #China. It has happened in #Tibet. It's happening with the #Uighurs. Now it's #HongKong's turn, but who's next? #Taiwan? Other countries?
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The #NatSecLaw is officially in use. HKPF stated chanting slogans and waving flags, or even just having those intentions, would land you in jail.

#HongKongProtests #StandWithHongKong
New in — Police cordon in Wan Chai, outside of fast food restaurant Jolibee. More than 30 people are arrested earlier for violating the #NationalSecurityLaw and other charges.
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🚨 I've decided to put together a THREAD of prominent voices for #HongKong from around the word. Start with U.S. politicians. Note how @RepGregSteube is saying (as I read it) the newly-revealed #HK #NationalSecurityLaw will "threaten democracy around the world." 👇👇👇
[2/n] @HawleyMO: "Question now is whether Beijing will use this as a pretext to jail pro-democracy leaders."
[3/n] @RepJimBanks highlights how the #HongKong #NationalSecurityLaw "prohibits 'collusion' w/ foreign govs or institutions, which could target those who've lobbied the U.S. Congress for sanctions."
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"Ein Land, zwei Systeme" 🇭🇰
01.07.1997 -  † 30.06.2020

Mit der Verabschiedung des umstrittenen Sicherheitsgesetz, endet die Autonomie von #Hongkong. Nach unbestätigten Medienberichten soll das Gesetz als Höchststrafe lebenslange Haft vorsehen.

Auch das chinesische Ministerium für Staatssicherheit könnte künftig zum Einsatz kommen.

Weitere Einzelheiten des Gesetzes, sollen erst am Nachmittag Ortszeit in Peking veröffentlicht werden. Bislang war der Text streng geheim gehalten worden.…

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On June 3rd German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas @HeikoMaas was interviewed on ARD, Germany's first public service broadcasting station. He was asked whether Germany should respond to the deteriorating political situation in Hong Kong with sanctions against China /1
In this interview German Foreign Minister Maas @HeikoMaas suggested that Germany was too small to stand up to China as a new super power. Maas also called for a Europe-wide strategy, which he admitted would be difficult to achieve (10:56 onwards) /2

When confronted with his previous highly symbolic and public support for @joshuawongcf Foreign Minister Maas became very defensive. "[Joshua Wong] is entitled to his opinon. He has a very separatist approach, that is not the position of the [German] federal government." /3
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Europe should #StandWithHongKong. But unfortunately, Germany stands in the way. From a recent media report by Spiegel Online we learned that Chancellor Merkel apparently considers Xi Jinping's China a lesser evil in comparison to Trump's America /1…
Chancellor Merkel's approach towards the Chinese Communist Party is highly problematic. After 15 years she probably has been in power for too long. She now positions Germany contrary to global public opinion, especially when it comes to Hong Kong /2…
Two weeks ago I started the petition "Europe can no longer afford Germany's failed China policy of 'change through trade'". We already have more than 7300 supporters. Please join us by signing this petition, too /End…
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Exactly 31 years ago at this moment, Chinese troops entered #Tiananmen Sq. after opening fire on peaceful protesters.

In memory of the 1989 victims, this is what Raymond Yeung, who lost an eye in a peaceful protest, has to say about the Chinese Communist Party (CCP):
In June 1989, hundreds of souls in Tiananmen Square were lost in the fight for democracy from the CCP.

When bullets started flying and tanks moved through the streets of Beijing, Hong Kong became the last beacon of hope for freedom in China.
For 30 years, tens of thousands of #Hongkongers have kept candles lit in 4th June vigils to remember the fallen.

This year, the vigil is banned in Hong Kong for the first time ever, after a year of our #FightForFreedom and China forcing the #NationalSecurityLaw on Hong Kong.
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@JoeBiden Hey #JoeBiden, why don't you tell the #mayors and #governors of the #DemocraticParty to enforce #LawAndOrder

#Cuomo--governor of #NY State--#DeBlasio--mayor of #NYC--and others should be ashamed of themselves for allowing rampant #chaos to do material harm to their constituents
@JoeBiden This lackadaisical attitude combined with the now woefully obvious #lies spouted by almost every outlet of the #MainstreamMedia has pushed to become a FIRM supporter of the #TrumpAdministration.

I invite #Democrats and #Liberals to do their due diligence, #Trump acts on a plan
@JoeBiden Furthermore, the glaring weaknesses of the ineffective "#representatives" of the #DemocraticParty have shown us that most of these LINOs have only three approaches to any given problem:
1. Blame #Trump
2. Do Nothing
3. Use #Race to pretend they care about the #oppressed
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This is a dark time for #HongKong, long a beacon for freedom+#HumanRights—and the one place in #China where citizens did not have to “fear the midnight knock on the door.”

Hong Kong people need and deserve the world’s support:
#StandWithHongKong… Image
#HongKong's indomitable spirit is exemplified every year on June 4, when parents bring their children to Victoria Park to light candles for the future.

This year HK’s #TiananmenSquare candlelight vigil is banned for first time since 1989… #6431truth @hrw ImageImage
Because of ban on gathering in Victoria Park, #HongKong organizers of annual candlelight vigil set up a “Global Mourning Initiative” to “light a candle on June 4+observe a moment of silence at 8:09 worldwide”

Join with your candle and #6431truth hashtag… ImageImage
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As #Beijing prepares to impose a sweeping #NationalSecurityLaw formally invalidating core #1C2S protections, risks are mounting for #HongKongers & their future.

So I’m standing up a #HongKong #WatchFloor:

Stay tuned for updates!…
The clock is ticking toward an unclear, but clearly worrisome, future for #HongKong.

To shine a spotlight on these critical issues, I’m standing up this virtual #WatchFloor.

I’ll improve & update it to the best of my ability, & welcome suggestions via
As #Beijing prepares to impose a sweeping #NationalSecurityLaw that in effect invalidates core #OneCountryTwoSystems-promised protections, risks are mounting for #HongKongers.

Under assault: some of their most cherished values & freedoms.…

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This video has been deleted by Facebook several times. Is it really necessary for around ten policemen to gather to subdue only one armless protestor who had already been lain on the ground? Is it necessary to hit him when he had already been under control?
@arcanum_17 Here comes a better version (without the unrelated background music)🙏🏻🙏🏻
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This video has been deleted by Facebook several times. Is it really necessary for around ten policemen to gather to subdue only one armless protestor who had already been lain on the ground? Is it necessary to hit him when he had already been under control?
please ignore the background music🙏🏻🙏🏻
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Stand with Hong Kong. ✋🏽🇭🇰
Saw in the new year with Hong Kong’s freedom fighters. China is using the cover of coronavirus to bring in draconian security laws. Shameful. #StandWithHongKong 🇭🇰
‘China’s Foreign Minister has warned countries against interfering with its “internal affairs” in Hong police fired tear gas and a water cannon at protesters.’

Australia & UK among countries condemning China’s intervention in Hong Kong.…
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🚨Cataclysmic: #China to impose sweeping national security law in #HongKong, bypassing city's legislature. This is the end of ‘one country two systems" and democratic freedoms Hong Kong people were promised they'd retain until 2047.…
#HongKong pro-democracy activist @joshuawongcf calls on international community to invoke Global Magnitsky Act sanctions on China for imposing new security law that obliterates semi-autonomous status of HK & violates HK ppl's human rights.

#StandWithHongKong #StandUp4HumanRights
@joshuawongcf "This is the end of #HongKong. The end of One Country-Two Systems. Make no mistake about it. Beijing breached its promise to the HK people, enshrined in the Sino-British Joint Declaration… This is it."—pro-democracy lawmaker Dennis Kwok.

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"The end of OCTS. Beijing...has completely breached its promise to the #HongKong people, a promise that was enshrined in the Sino-British declaration." As UK FM, @BorisJohnson insisted that the Sino-British was "absolutely valid and operative" as of last year. What now, UK? #香港
Labour MP Geraint Davies in 2019: “Britain has a special responsibility by virtue of its legal & moral obligations to the people of #HongKong, with whom we share a deep and rich history...
"Article 3.5 of the Sino-British Joint Declaration, a legally binding document at the UN, states that the UK must defend freedom of the press, freedom of expression & freedom of Assembly in #HongKong." #香港
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#Thread to share and spread what i find most concerning from the Submission to the #UK #APPG on #HongKong for its inquiry into violations of #HR and humanitarian principles by the #HKPF. Published by @HK_CRO, est. 2014 they work to protect and promote civil and political rights/2
in #HongKong, with a focus on #Police abuse of powers. The 4 pillars of their work are: #humanrights education, police power monitoring, policy advocacy, and emergency #hr support. #StandWithHongKong 🇩🇪❤️🇭🇰 /3
The Submission is based on the testimonies of providers of humanitarian aid gathered from individual interviews conducted by #CRO as well as media reports. All the 10 incidents there happened in or after June 2019 in #HongKong. /4
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Edinburgh Place is full for the #HK rally in solidarity w #Uighurs . In our nearly 800 protests since 6/9, this is only the 3rd to stand for others. There was a small 1 at CUHK for Uighur uni pres rumored sentenced to death & 1 for Catalunya.
Great to see the #EastTurkestan & #Tibet flags flying at the #HK solidarity rally for #Uighurs. Our fate is tied to theirs. We all have to fight together for our freedom & our rights.
Free #IlhamTohti , Free All Political Prisoners at #HK rally for #Uighurs . Ilham just received EU parliament’s #SakharovPrize this week. He’s serving life in prison in China on the entirely false charge of ‘separatism’. His daughter @JewherIlham accepted the award on his behalf.
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@CFAinstitute 2. Today I submitted NSA & CIA FOIAs but these are hard truths.


@CFAinstitute 3. Sad that the playbook of American institutions and the Chinese Communist Party is indistinguishable.


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1. Journalism!?

I reached out to efinancialcareers on Aug 11, 2018, re: censorship experienced while trying to work w/ CFA Institute in good faith but the article they published on Aug 15, 2018 can hardly qualify as journalism.

2. @nntaleb has the right idea & I have been fighting censorship & intimidation tactics of the CFA Institute for >1 yr.

~9 mon ago, I called out the censorship & that’s when things really escalated but the CEO & Co-CEO have stepped down & 31 employees.…
@nntaleb 3. I refuse to be silenced & will not back down!

I noticed I’m finally not being censored on alternatives to Google but we have a new gofundme campaign to cover my legal cost as I am taking on the CFA Institute's crazy intimidation & censorship tactics.…
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ATL🇺🇸 in #HongKong: THREAD 1/n

Today SO MUCH in one short video:

* Melee of press, #police, protesters & tourists
* #HongKongProtester being arrested
* UK tourist watching atop the silver sculpture
* Sound of pepper spray being sprayed (fountain-style)
* Tear gas being shot
#HongKong THREAD 2/n

I'm not here to be at the front lines (this guy👇👇👇 is), but to visit with some #HongKongers & their supporters involved.

Think of it as American Thought Leaders🇺🇸, #HongKong Edition, & why not ATL🇺🇸—it's been said that this resembles, in some ways, 1776.
#HongKongProtests THREAD 3/n

Meet conflict reporter @Michael_Yon (with gas mask & orange vest) & #HongKong videographer Eric Fok @RazvenHK (donning mask).

Ok, before you meet them, meet the rather assertive #HongKongPolice. Big blue sign means "this protest is unauthorized."
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