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@DWnews HK Correspondent & Video Journalist. Previously Beijing & Taiwan. Visual storyteller | @HRPressAwards winner | ex @HKJA_Official ExCom | Views my own.
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Nov 29, 2022 4 tweets 4 min read
NOW: Dozens of students join anti-#zerocovid protests at the University of #HongKong with blank sheets of white paper, chanting 'No PCR test' 'No lockdown but Freedoms'. #HKU This slogan is chanted and posted repeatedly by anti-#zerocovid Chinese students tonight at HKU: 'We are not foreign powers. We are Chinese citizens.'
Also chanted in this video, 'Different voices should exist in China'.
Nov 28, 2022 6 tweets 4 min read
Now in #HongKong: More than a dozen turn out to show solidarity with Chinese protesters, joining calls to mourn victims of #UrumqiFire and support the nationwide demonstration with blank paper & candlelight silently. There are both Hongkongers and mainland Chinese here. ImageImageImageImage As the number of protesters grows, police cordon some of the areas and warn of possible violation of social distancing rule, meanwhile filming the participants.
Nov 28, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Hong Kong's court of final appeal decided to allow UK barrister Tim Owen to defend Jimmy Lai in #AppleDaily's #NSL trial, dismissing DOJ's application for leave to appeal. Focus is now on potential Beijing's intervention as loyalists may call for NPC to amend the law. Verdict👇 ImageImage Main reason of 3 top judges: SJ had fundamentally changed his case only at the stage of seeking leave to appeal to CFA, 'had raised undefined & unsubstantiated issues said to involve national security which were not mentioned or explored in the courts below...