Democratic And Political Reform
Danny Yung on Critical Thinking, Creativity, and Advocacy Arts A well-known expression from the 1950s, tian tian xiang shang — making progress every day
In a country without freedom and democracy, drinking tea is the only way to become a real citizen. “Drinking tea” usually refers to interviews with the police or state security because of your citizen actions or things you’ve said.
The early morning of April 10, 2011, was not quiet for long in Hong Kong’s Western District as people began to congregate in front of the police station there. Activists unrolled large green and white banners in Chinese and English.
Sharon Hom : I would like to start with a question about the genesis of the idea to organize a candlelight vigil in Victoria Park. When was it first organized? Who were the conveners? What were the goals?
Bao Pu (New Century Press) : There is one contrasting example of record keeping in the mainland. We were just working on a book on Mao’s great famine. A Hong Kong scholar went to dozens of archives on the mainland at the central and provincial levels. He was able to get meticulously-kept records of...
There are two main points I would like to make, which are based on my own experience in running an en
Perhaps you all have read about the following story that happened in Guatemala. During the 36-year civil war that ended in 1996, thousands and thousands of people had been executed, and made to disappear by the national secret police. For years, human rights advocates had tried to nail down those...
Emily Lau (Hong Kong Legislative Council, China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group) :
I will share something not from the bigger political picture or focused specifically on human rights,
[Translation by Human Rights in China]