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* CURRENTLY IN JAIL, ACCOUNT MANAGED BY FRIENDS * — Hong Kong activist〡joshua@joshuawongcf.com〡#UnfreeSpeech:〡#MilkTeaAlliance
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Nov 23, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
1. Comparing to remanded, #save12hkyouths in China deserves more of our attention. Today marks the 93rd day of their detention. Their families finally received letters from the dozen, signifying that they are still alive. #SAVE12 campaign managed pressure China. 2. But from the content of the letters, they might have been tortured until they agreed to make forced confessions, saying they had appointed lawyers assigned by the authorities, saying they regretted taking part in activism.
Nov 22, 2020 11 tweets 3 min read
[Msg before the court hearing]

1/ On June 17 last year, it was the day after 2m of freedom-seeking HKers took to the street and called for the withdrawal of the evil law. I was released for the third time in my life on that day. More than one year, I now once again face 3 cases. 2/ Never have I underestimated the chance of imprisonment at the upcoming hearing on Mon, especially at the time when lawmakers were expelled, journalists were sued for mentioning police brutality, and universities were probed in the pretext of national security claims.
Nov 22, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
【Joshua Wong speaking to the Italian Senate】

Full speech:

1/ No doubt there is a terrible price to pay in standing up to the Beijing and HK government. But after serving a few brief jail sentences and facing the continuing threat of harassment... 2/ I learnt to cherish the freedom I have for now, and I shall devote every bit what I have to strive for the freedom of those who have been ruthlessly denied. Courtroom, visiting prisoners and battle of university remind me of the fact that the fight has not ended yet.
Nov 12, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
[My idea on #MilkTeaAlliance]


1/ Behind the notion of Milk Tea Alliance, we can see gradually there’s a calling for pan-Asian solidarity “to fend off all forms of authoritarianism from China’’. 2/ While the military government in Thailand has fostered a quite good economic partnership with China, under the Belt and Road Initiatives. In return, the military government has been extremely helpful to assist Beijing to oppress dissidents outside China such as Gui Minhai.
Nov 12, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
1/ ‘’If we are in the new Cold War, HK is the new Berlin.’’ -- for we are now standing between the free world and the dictatorship of China. I’m not an expert in academic but perhaps the historical context would help us shed light on many similarities. 2/ First of all, during the Cold War, Berlin was the forefront of the two competing ideologies - Capitalism & Communism; ironically, at present, Hong Kong has become the wrestling ground for two ideologies-- Democratic values, liberties versus absolute dictatorship.
Nov 12, 2020 9 tweets 2 min read
[My comment on the mass resignation of pro-democratic camp lawmakers]

1/ After Beijing stepped in and appointed the “provisional legislature” in August, it simply explains that they can't ensure a majority had the election taken place on time. All lawmakers are lack of mandate. 2/ While the authorities decided to unseat four more lawmakers, it's time for all democratic camp lawmakers to resign from this appointed legislature. Act as decorative flower vases inside the institution may just let Beijing take advantage to calm down global discontent.
Nov 11, 2020 4 tweets 4 min read
1. While #China imposed a new law that can expel elected lawmakers directly, HK regulators attempted to comfort foreign investors in this int'l city by claiming "financial institutions can implement US sanctions" w/o fear of violating #nationalsecuritylaw… 2. However, the advice completely contradicts #CCP's latest political red line, from its new sanction toolkits #UnreliableEntityList on foreign companies to the escalating economic sanctions on #Australia.…
Nov 11, 2020 5 tweets 3 min read
1/ National People Congress Standing Committee's decided to unseat 4 moderate lawmakers @AlvinYeungnk, @DrKwokKaKi, @KennethL_legco, and @cpdenniskwok came after the US election. This is a manifest declaration of Beijing to abandon the promises enshrined in the Joint Declaration. Image 2/ As hawkish as it showed 4 years ago, this time Beijing even horrendously bypassed HK's judiciary and legislature when enforcing the order. It proved that Beijing is still very keen on going after the Pro-democratic camp and will not spare professional elites. Image
Nov 9, 2020 8 tweets 3 min read
1/ To safeguard the city’s human rights and liberty, Hongkongers hope the new US administration can continue standing with HK and safeguarding our democratic values because supporting HK against suppressions is not a matter of left or right, but a matter of right or wrong. 2/ Beijing has never stopped its crackdowns on HK’s liberty, from the arrests of tens of thousands of HK protesters, the appointment of party committee members to university board, to the recent launch of national security hotlines that encourages snitching on neighbors.
Oct 23, 2020 13 tweets 4 min read
【My speech at Frankfurt Book Fair —— Joshua Wong als Gast auf der ARD-Buchmessenbühne】

Full speech:

1/ I recalled in last year a high-level official from a European country had openly said they don’t want to ‘’interfere in other people's issues"... 2/ ...despite the fact that companies of that country played a part in the brutality of Hong Kong police by supplying police vehicles. It is a typical display of the not-in-my-backyard mentality. However, we are living in a connected world. HK can serve as a story to learn from.
Oct 21, 2020 4 tweets 4 min read
[No one should be left out of the team for his words for justice]

1. I am deeply disappointed by @Arsenal's decision to take @MesutOzil1088 out of #PremierLeague squad, just because he has spoken out for #Uyghurs now detained in hundreds of internment camps in #Xinjiang. 2. While the club has spoken out for #BLM, it is just unbelievable for the club to biasedly censor its players' outcry against injustice in #China, which makes people wonder if the club kowtows to #Beijing.
Oct 21, 2020 7 tweets 4 min read
[My idea on #MilkTeaAlliance]

1/ “The innovative idea of Milk Tea Alliance will enhance more students to push forward global solidarity which might confront hardline crackdown,” Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong told Reuters.
2/ I believed #MilkTeaAlliance could create a “pan-Asia” grassroots movement that would draw more attention to social causes in Asia. “Be it Belarus, Thailand, or other places where injustice is happening, we are constantly fighting for the same beliefs."
Oct 15, 2020 5 tweets 7 min read
[The world please stands with #Thailand]

1. To stamp out pursuers for #Thailanddemocracy, a sweeping emergency decree was just announced, under which #Thai government banned mass gatherings, imposed media meltdown and can mobilize troops to crack down dissents. 2. At least 27 activists, including prominent figures Anon Nampa, Prasit Karutarote, Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak @paritchi, Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul & Nutchanon Pairoj, were arrested. Police can intercept citizens’ communications, impose travel bans on Thais & deport foreigners.
Oct 14, 2020 4 tweets 4 min read
[Birthday amid turmoils]

1. Today is my 24th birthday, but it has already been celebrated ahead of time in June, days before the enactment of the sweeping #nationalsecuritylaw. 2. Under #Beijing’s grip, when blank placards are regarded as subversive, w/ liberal books pulled from libraries and #TiananmenSquareMassacre censored, no #HKers can tell whether they'll be safe in the next minute. All we can do is fighting for the best & preparing for the worst
Oct 13, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
[Finally, I have graduated!]

1. Today, I have received the graduate certificate from #OUHK, confirming that I have completed my Bachelor of Social Sciences (Politics and Public Administration) with Second Class Honours (Upper Divison) by the University's Senate. Image 2. Throughout my six years in college since the #UmbrellaMovement in 2014, I have been suspended from my studies because I was sentenced to imprisonment. I have also tried taking examinations in prison. Now that I have finally graduated, my wish has been fulfilled.
Sep 30, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
1/ The arrest serve as “testing the waters”. By arresting me with a comparatively minor charge, the authorities is testing whether the global community would react, and if so, how strong will the reactions be. 2/ To their dismay, the response from all of you, and others who support HKers, proves that Beijing has every right to be worried. My arrest, undoubtedly a political prosecution, is clearly designed to intimidate the people of HK ahead of the Oct 1 Beijing’s National Day.
Sep 30, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
[Companies should find ways to reduce vulnerability to #Beijing]

1. #China’s new unreliable entity list adds one more widget to its tool kits of economic statecraft, under which it has full discretion in determining which companies are problematic.

2. Beijing’s #LiaisonOffice recently called for a “new struggle against three mountains, from legal, education to social service sectors”, where local courts are required to serve Beijing’s punitive arm and which calls into question whether judicial independence can be sustained
Sep 29, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
[#China slams HK judges using judiciary independence to challenge its authority]

1. #CCP mouthpiece People’s Daily attacks HK courts for using judiciary ind to challenge its authority, days after #LiaisonOffice urged a “new struggle against 3 mountains” that targets legal sector Image 2. The essay blasted judges for regarding #hkpolice as “dishonest witnesses”, although courts have already explained their ruling regarding the inconsistency behind the police’s evidence.
Sep 29, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
1/ My case will be mentioned Eastern Magistrates Court on tomorrow 2:30pm, the day before China’s decision to approve the arrest of the 12 young activists and its national day. 2/ I am charged with participating in an unauthorized assembly on 5th October last year, and I have violated the draconian anti-mask law, which was later ruled unconstitutional by local courts.
Sep 28, 2020 22 tweets 10 min read
[Remember 12 HKers being detained in Mainland China]
It has been 37 days since 12 HKers were arrested by the China Coast Guard in the name of illegal entry - contacts with family members lawyers are still rejected while no information has been received from the detainees. Image They are youngsters who love HK; while their detainees. Your attention on the issue, though might not be able to necessarily bring them back to HK immediately, can at least protect them, bringing a glimpse of hope to their family members. @save12hkyouths ImageImageImageImage
Sep 27, 2020 7 tweets 6 min read
[How #Beiing treats #ClimateStrike at home]

1. While #China claims to reach carbon neutrality by 2060, it is better for the world to draw attention to how this world’s biggest carbon emitter actually treats green activists at home.… 2. Brave teen activist @howey_ou told @VICE, she was once taken to #police station after calling for #ClimateAction outside local gov offices. During interrogation, cops asked her about how she knew about #ClimateChange, why she protests every day and all ppl who had talked to me