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Statement on the Prosecution of Student Leaders in Hong Kong

Posted on Aug 27, 2015 in Highlights, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Democracy, News, Publications | Comments Off on Statement on the Prosecution of Student Leaders in Hong Kong

On August 27, 2015, the Hong Kong Police officially prosecuted three student leaders, Alex Chow, Nathan Law and Joshua Wong for their leadership in last year’s Umbrella Movement, a fight for genuine universal suffrage.  Alex Chow and Nathan Law are former and current Secretaries-General of the Hong Kong Federation of Students.  They played an important role in leading the Umbrella Movement and were present during the only dialogue with the Hong Kong Government.  In April, during the Tenth InterEthnic/InterFaith Leadership Conference hosted by Initiatives for China/Citizen Power for China, the Hong Kong Federation of Students was among the first recipients of the Citizen Power Award.  We are gravely concerned about the development of their case, and we express our solemn protest against this evil initiative by the Chinese authorities.   Student Leaders: Nathan Law, Alex Chow, and Joshua Wong....

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Hong Kong Legislature’s Rejection of Beijing-backed Chief Executive Election Plan

Posted on Jun 19, 2015 in Hong Kong, News, Publications | Comments Off on Hong Kong Legislature’s Rejection of Beijing-backed Chief Executive Election Plan

Initiatives for China/Citizen Power for China statement on  Legislature Council’s Rejection of Beijing-Backed  Chief Executive Election Plan for Hong Kong For immediate release, June 18, 2015 Initiatives for China/Citizen Power for China has noticed the overall joy over the rejection of Beijing-backed chief executive election plan at Hong Kong Legislature Council with 28 votes against it, while only 8 in favor. This means a defeat of the fake election vetted by Communist Party-run National People’s Congress that issued this guideline on August 31, 2014. Such a overwhelming rejection sent a clear signal of the majority of Hong Kong residents against it, rather than what the Communist regime called a marginal failure by a small number of legislators. We want to express our firm support to such a rejection in defiance of the Communist Party-controlled political show. In the meantime, we notices some pro-Beijing...

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IFC Statement on Current Hong Kong Political Situation

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Democracy, News, Publications | Comments Off on IFC Statement on Current Hong Kong Political Situation

Initiatives for China Statement on Current Hong Kong Political Situation The movement Occupy Central, which was seeking popular suffrage in Hong Kong, was abruptly ended by force in December, but not before it had grown into a global phenomenon called the Umbrella Movement. However, Hong Kong residents have never given up their cry for democracy. In recent days, the Hong Kong government has taken steps to stop popular suffrage (or 2017, and to move farther away from path to democracy. It is reported that the Hong Kong Department of Justice stated on January 8 that 22 people involved in the Umbrella Movement would be charged with contempt of court. Civic Party vice chair Tana Chan was been arrested, and more leading individuals will eventually be taken to court. The following individuals have also been questioned: Alex Chow, Albert Ho,...

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12 Hours Left: Vote for Joshua Wong as 2014 Time magazine Person of the Year

Posted on Dec 6, 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Democracy, News, Publications | Comments Off on 12 Hours Left: Vote for Joshua Wong as 2014 Time magazine Person of the Year

12 Hours Left: Vote for Joshua Wong as 2014 Time magazine Person of the Year   There are 12 hours left for voting the Person of the Year 2014 of TIME Magazine. This poll will end at 23:59 EST today. At this time, Joshua Wong, the Hong Kong student leader at third place of the poll, is on a hunger strike, protesting against Beijing Authority’s ruling on Hong Kong’s democracy. We need your support to vote “Yes” on Joshua, and “No” on President Xi Jinping. The student leader Joshua Wong was arrested when the Hong Kong Government was clearing the protest sites of the Umbrella Movement.  The following is a pre-recorded message before his arrest. “I’ll be isolated if I get arrested, which will likely to happen in the next couple of days.  I hope the Pan-democrats will fight...

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An Appeal to Vote for Joshua Wong as 2014 Time magazine Person of the Year

Posted on Nov 29, 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Democracy, News, Publications | Comments Off on An Appeal to Vote for Joshua Wong as 2014 Time magazine Person of the Year

 An Appeal to Vote for Joshua Wong as 2014 Time magazine Person of the Year The student leader Joshua Wong was arrested when the Hong Kong Government was clearing the protest sites of the Umbrella Movement.  The following is a pre-recorded message before his arrest. “I’ll be isolated if I get arrested, which will likely to happen in the next couple of days.  I hope the Pan-democrats will fight in the Legislative Council and consider organizing another referendum on Hong Kong’s democratic reforms.  We should hold every defense line and shield array in the streets of the occupied areas in Admiralty and Causeway Bay.  It has been two months since the campaign started, and I wish this recording will not be made public.  However, I will have been arrested and in detention room if you do hear this recording. ...

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Peace Hong Kong Initiative Groups Support Hong Kong Students’ Appeal to Beijing

Posted on Nov 14, 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Democracy, News, Publications | Comments Off on Peace Hong Kong Initiative Groups Support Hong Kong Students’ Appeal to Beijing

November 14, 2014 During the past 50 days, numerous Hong Kong residents and students have joined the umbrella movement, demanding universal suffrage. These protesters have demonstrated courageous morality and a resilient commitment to non-violence that has won wide respect from the international community. Despite all efforts from the students, the Hong Kong government refuses to budge. We remain skeptical of the Hong Kong government’s promise to present to the central government the current situations regarding Beijing’s August 31 decision to reject full Hong Kong democracy. At the same time, Hong Kong government has intentionally demonized the umbrella movement for its commitment to democracy and universal suffrage. These acts of the Hong Kong government have blocked the passage to achieve a breakthrough by both parties for promoting democracy. Under these circumstances, it is a right decision for the Hong Kong students to...

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Exclusive Video: Joshua Wong’s Message to the International Community

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Democracy, News, Publications | Comments Off on Exclusive Video: Joshua Wong’s Message to the International Community

Joshua Wong’s Message to the International Community     Oct 20, 2014. Initiatives for China releases exclusive video of Joshua Wong’s message to the International Community, regarding the on-going Hong Kong democratic protests. Joshua Wong, is the founder of pro-democracy student group Scholarism, student leader of the Hong Kong protests, delivers a message to the international community regarding on the on-going democratic protest in Hong Kong. This video will first be shown publicly at the Oslo Freedom Forum on Tuesday Oct, 21, 2014. President of Initiatives for China, Dr. Yang Jianli, will present the video and speak at the Forum. Joshua Wong, Hong Kong student leader, delivers message to International Community regarding on-going democratic protests in HK. Released by Initiatives for China.  Please acknowledge video source when...

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