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September 24, 2014 [Translation by Human Rights in China] Editor’s note: Martin Lee, one of the founders of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party and a member of the drafting committee of Hong Kong’s Basic Law, gave this speech during the week of class boycott, September 22-26, 2014, by Hong Kong’s...
Steadfast in the Storm: Hong Kong Towards 2017 and Beyond Two thousand and fourteen has been a momentous year in two respects. It marked the 25th anniversary of the June Fourth government crackdown on the 1989 Democracy Movement, a year in which the persistence of the Tiananmen Mothers and others...
Subcommittee on Human Rights The European Parliament Hearing on Challenges to freedom of expression and democracy in Hong Kong in the light of recent events December 3, 2014 1 Thank you Madam Chair, Good Morning, I’m very grateful for this opportunity to contribute to an exchange of views at this...
Human Rights In China: We want to thank you so much for making time to talk with us today. This is a very complex, important moment in Hong Kong people’s struggle for democracy, and you are a veteran warrior lawyer who has inspired whole generations, including those of us who have been working...
Promulgating Authority: 
The Standing Committee of National People's Congress
The Occupy Movement Has been a Huge Success Human Rights In China: The conventional view is that, currently, both sides of the protest are at an impasse: Beijing has said it will never withdraw the August 31 Decision by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, and the students are not...
[Translation by Human Rights in China] In 2014, two professors in Macau were dismissed on political grounds, ringing alarm bells for Macau’s academic freedom. These events show that the mechanisms safeguarding academic freedom in Macau are merely nominal. The two professors dismissed were Éric...
[Translation by Human Rights in China] During the spectacular Occupy Wall Street movement, there was never any talk of it being manipulated by “foreign forces.” When the even more powerful Sunflower Movement in Taiwan took place—during which radical students not only occupied the Legislative Yuan,...
With the peaceful ending of the Occupy Central Movement (OCM), Hong Kong’s struggle for democracy has turned a new page. The two-and-a-half-month-long mass civil disobedience was unprecedented in its scale, epic in its manifestation, and potentially lasting in its impact on Hong Kong’s...
[English Translation by HRIC] Dear Kitty Ho of September 28, If I told you how I’ve spent this past month and what I’ve heard, you would tell me I am a liar. . . . Ever since you were little, you’ve been scared of crowds and death. That was why you didn’t try to get into Admiralty in Central, but...
25 Years after June Fourth On June 4, 1989, the Chinese authorities responded to massive citizen calls for democracy and a more open and accountable government with a violent military crackdown. Over the past 25 years, while economic reform has dramatically changed the face of China, the no-...

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