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Sanctuary Scholar & Researcher @POLISatLeeds | Ex #HongKong district councillor | LLM Human Rights @HKULaw | Ex-campaigner @amnestyhk | 🔎Politics in E&SE Asia
May 1, 2023 4 tweets 4 min read
Using @hkairport flights data on #Apr30 crawled by @webbhk , it's found that only 34.8 flights/hour at the #HongKong Int'l Airport during regular operation hours (0700-2259). That's 51% of the declared capacity of 2-runway HKIA & 41% as initially designed in 1991. 3rd runway?😅 Image Using Online Coordination System, we can observe @hkairport's slot availability for summer 2023. Mostly green on #Apr30.

It was always yellow(nearly no slot) and red(no slot) before COVID. Being fully booked was a common thing for the #HongKong airport.

Not for now. Image
Apr 29, 2023 6 tweets 5 min read
The #HongKong Gestapo, aka NSL police, forced former pro-democracy labour union HKCTU members Joe Wong and Denny To to call off the planned #LabourDay protest. HKCTU was disbanded last year.

It reminds me of pics taken on May Day 2005. Might never watch these in HK again. Image Leading the protest is, of course, the head of the HKCTU Lee Cheuk Yan.

In the heart of Causeway Bay, the protest went along the roads of "usual protest route" of the #HongKong island - From Victoria Park to Gov HQ.

Lee is now behind bars for organising "illegal assembly". ImageImage
Mar 23, 2023 6 tweets 4 min read
#HongKong pro-democracy veteran Albert Ho has been arrested again and had his court bail ceased. Several media reported that he may contact Andrew Chiu's family in an attempt to send a message to the defendant-turn-witness in #NSL47 case.
Chiu has always been controversial... Image 1/ You may probably know him b/c of this incident happened in Taikoo at the height of #antielab protest back in 2019.

People outside the core of #HongKong politics may sympathise with him and give subsequent recognition.

That's not quite the case for those in the field. Image
Feb 7, 2023 10 tweets 4 min read
So, who are the core police informants in the #HongKong pro-democracy 47 case? This has been talking on forums and social media for almost a day.

I attended 1 of the meetings hosted by Benny Tai, and I felt unsafe attending further. I was right

Let me break the silence. A 🧵 1/ Kim Chan, former auxiliary police and ex-DAB councillor assistant, claimed to switch sides b/c of Benny Tai's leadership in the 2014 Umbrella Movement.

He joined Tai's Operation Wind & Cloud (風雲計劃) in 2017, the plan to let all District Council seats contested in 2019.
Feb 6, 2023 8 tweets 4 min read
1/ Finally, they're on trial.
I have love and hate feelings on 47 #HongKong pro-democracy primary candidates & organisers. Some of them were my close friends and allies for years while some launched smear campaigns against me simply b/c I boycotted.

2/ Setting all political differences aside, they shouldn't be jailed in the first place. It is the Peking which implanted the draconian #NationalSecurityLaw through the backdoor in the Basic Law to make things which is perfectly legal on the books become "illegal".
Feb 5, 2023 7 tweets 3 min read
Reading@BeijingToBrit on the UK Gov's latest Procurement Bill to ban Hikvision and Dahua, the 2 companies censoring everyone in#China and involved in Xinjiang's camps.
I managed Hikvision consoles in 2017 & here are my takes. A short🧵open.substack.com/pub/beijingtob… 1/ Going to Ap Liu Street in #HongKong, one'll see over a dozen CCTV stores selling Hikvision and Dahua products. Both have PRC & int'l versions.

Hikvision's HK distributor is WECL, the largest retailer in Ap Liu St.. Cameras are all over their showroom. That's not the pt. Image
Jul 20, 2022 14 tweets 5 min read
1/ 3 years since the cross-border terrorist attack in #YuenLong, the #HongKong authorities are still concealing the truth. It's clear that the attack is well-coordinated by those in power behind the scene. If not, school heads in the district won't get the reminder ahead. A 🧵 2/ Max Chung & I felt it was our duty to light up the candle and curse the darkness. Therefore, we launched the Take Back #YuenLong / Liberate YL protest on the July 27. For sure, the police won't let us through by using many technical reasons.
Jun 11, 2022 9 tweets 4 min read
3 years ago today, an event changed #HongKong forever: The police dispersed #antiELAB protesters outside of #LegCo on #Jun12. It marks the start of the (last) pro-democracy struggle of the city. A thread. (1/9) At the moment when the police fired their first shot, I was being interviewed by the PTS #Taiwan. Link: bit.ly/3xi7STc. After the interview, I headed back to CITIC Tower and see what I could help. (2/9)