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📣 Policy & Advocacy Coordinator @thecfhk | Founder @WeTheHongkonger | ✍🏼Author "Hostile Takeover: CCP & HK's Religious Communities" | @ecjrn journalism '20 📰
Dec 28, 2023 11 tweets 3 min read
Breaking: Tony Chung Hon-lam, the first youngest activist sentenced to jail under the National Security Law, announced today that he finished his sentence last June and has arrived in the UK to seek asylum.

Here is a thread about his story:
1/11 Image Tony was released on June 5 after his full term, yet continued to be closely watched by authorities on a 1-year agreement to meet occasionally, not to share the news of being released, & make no public appearance or media interview. Authorities would see him every 2-4 weeks. 2/11
Nov 2, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
Just In: @RepYoungKim @RepMcGovern @RepJohnCurtis @SenDanSullivan @SenJeffMerkley introduced the Hong Kong Sanctions Act, which seeks to impose targeted sanctions on a list of 49 #HongKong officials, judges & prosecutors who are aiding the HKgov in violating human rights. 🧵1/x

The bill was introduced yesterday by a bipartisan grp of lawmakers to both the House and Senate. It requires @POTUS to determine within 180 days of its passage whether a list of Hong Kong officials named in the bill qualify for sanctions under existing U.S. legislation. 2/
May 9, 2023 14 tweets 4 min read
I just learned that one of the PRC agents behind the counterprotest of a rally I led in Boston in Aug2019 was finally arrested & indicted by federal grand jury tdy. After FOUR YEARS. I'm relieved, outraged & disappointed at the same time. Stay tuned as I am processing it here👇🏽 Image Litang "Henry" Liang (梁利棠) is an American citizen residing in the Greater Boston area, where he spied on the local Chinese community, sent photos & info of individuals & organizations to PRC officials, & organized opposition to a Hong Kong protest, according to the complaints. Image
Apr 28, 2023 17 tweets 5 min read
This is the first time I travel abroad using this refugee travel doc since I was granted asylum in the US. I've always said that I am just lucky in this process while thousands of #Hongkongers & #Uyghurs struggle to see progress on their asylum applications . 🧵US lifeboat policy Image US asylees & refugees typically can’t leave the country. A refugee travel document acts in place of a passport for those who can no longer use their original passport to ensure (but not guarantee) that they can re-enter the country under circumstances. 2/
Feb 6, 2023 5 tweets 3 min read
The Witness documented the no. of days that the #NSL47 are on remand in custody where they await trials. Most of them have been in jail for >700 days for charges they have not been convicted of, while some released on bail continue to be watched in their daily lives. The number continues to add up and the time in custody nearly has no foreseeable end. During this time, they were seen as no less than a criminal. Some were held in solitary confinement with questionable health conditions. They are #PoliticalPrisoners in #HongKong - just say it.
Oct 16, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
Manchester PRC consulate officials attempted to drag protesters into the consulate's area, HongKong Flag Team reported. The man in blue scarf, believed to be the Consul general, were seen vandalizing stand-up banners as Hongkongers protested in front of the consulate. With the aid of the fellow Hongkongers, the protester who was being grabbed to the consulate area is now safe, according to HongKong Flag Team.
Oct 14, 2022 4 tweets 12 min read
Stirring development after the #SitongBridge protest where hundreds of posters of the same msg are all around campuses across the globe. Featuring this one at @EmersonCollege that keeps me sobbing as I rmb doing the same back then & imagining the bravery it takes. Find more below Image @nyuniversity
College of Southern Maryland
Columbia University
Korea University
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Oct 8, 2022 8 tweets 2 min read
A recent report by @SafeguardDefend shows that China has at least 54 overseas stations in 30 countries, including the US. I thought it will be nice to share a few incidents that my friends and I hv experienced for those who deny the existence of Chinese overseas agencies 😇🧵 1/ We all know that ppl in the policy field who hv done research on China have in some degree experienced being watched; being photographed, followed, hacked, intimidated, etc. That's one story to share already. 2/