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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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Exclusive Video: Hong Kong Democratic Leader’s Message to the International Community

Posted on Oct 19, 2014 in Highlights, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Democracy, News, Publications | Comments Off on Exclusive Video: Hong Kong Democratic Leader’s Message to the International Community

Exclusive Video Release: Hong Kong Democratic Leader’s Message to the International Community     Oct 19, 2014. Initiatives for China releases exclusive video of Hong Kong democratic leader and legislator, Mr. Albert Ho’s message to the International Community, regarding the on-going Hong Kong democratic protests. Mr. Albert Ho is a Hong Kong legislator, a major leader of Hong Kong Pan-Democrats, former Chairman of HK Democratic Party, previous candidate for HK Chief Executive. Mr. Albert Ho, member of the legislative council, 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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Peace Initiative for Hong Kong issues the following URGENT statement on Hong Kong situation

Posted on Oct 19, 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Democracy, News, Publications | Comments Off on Peace Initiative for Hong Kong issues the following URGENT statement on Hong Kong situation

We, the Peace Initiative for Hong Kong Group, call for the international community to support the protesters in Hong Kong’s efforts to have a dialogue with the government – and through this take an important step toward democracy in Hong Kong.   Although the Hong Kong government has agreed to start a dialogue with students on Tuesday, October 21,  protesters have faced police violence. This violence has escalated ahead of the upcoming Chinese Communist Party plenum in Beijing, which has caused a looming threat to the protesters. They may clear the streets ahead of the plenum, which would likely result in more bloodshed.    Therefore, we, the Peace Initiative for Hong Kong Group consisting of 33 NGOs, calls all parties and those who care for Hong Kong democracy, freedom, stability and prosperity to follow the situation closely, and if possible, to...

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An Open Letter from To Leaders of Major Institutes of High Education in Hong Kong

Posted on Oct 13, 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Democracy, Publications | Comments Off on An Open Letter from To Leaders of Major Institutes of High Education in Hong Kong

For Immediate Release: October 13, 2014   An Open Letter from Peace Initiative for Hong Kong To Leaders of Major Institutes of High Education in Hong Kong Dear respected: Professor Peter William Mathieson, President of the University of Hong Kong, Professor Joseph J.Y. Sung, President of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Professor Tony F. Chan, President of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Professor Timothy W. Tong, President of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Professor Way Kuo, President of City University of Hong Kong, Professor Albert Chan, President of Hong Kong Baptist University, Professor Leonard K. Cheng, President of Lingnan University, Professor Yao-Su Hu, Vice President of Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Professor Stephen Cheung, President of the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Professor Adrian Walter, Director of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Professor C. N. Chang, President of Chu Hai College of Higher Education, Professor Yuk-Shan Wong, President...

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Second Petition by Peace Initiative for Hong Kong

Posted on Oct 7, 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Democracy, News, Publications | Comments Off on Second Petition by Peace Initiative for Hong Kong

Second Petition by Peace Initiative for Hong Kong October 5, 2014     On October 2, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying  explicitly refused to resign, but said that he would appoint Carrie Lam, Chief Secretary of his administration, to represent the Hong Kong government for talks with striking students and citizens occupying Central Hong Kong.  This marked the beginning of a new phase of Hong Kong’s mass movement for universal suffrage, which began with a student strike on September 22. Peace Initiative for Hong Kong has so far collected nearly 200,000 signatures for its petition, thanks to the efforts of 33 sponsoring organizations and their liaisons, as well as the support of different ethnic groups in various countries across the world.  This has prompted the White House to express its support of Hong Kong citizens’ fight for genuine...

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We Stand With You: A Statement of Solidarity with Hong Kong Protesters from a Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian and Chinese

Posted on Oct 3, 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Democracy, News, Publications | Comments Off on We Stand With You: A Statement of Solidarity with Hong Kong Protesters from a Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian and Chinese

Peace Hong Kong Initiative For Immediate Release: To contact one of the spokespeople, email solidarityhongkong@gmail.com or call Tenzin Dorjee on +1 (646) 724 0748 or Yang Jianli on +1 (857) 472-9039   We Stand With You: A Statement of Solidarity with Hong Kong Protesters from a Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian and Chinese   October 3 2014 As a Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian and Chinese – people who have all suffered from the oppressive policies of the Chinese Communist Party – we express our deep admiration for and solidarity with the movement for democracy and rights in Hong Kong. We have all dedicated our lives to restoring rights and freedom to our people, and we salute the people of Hong Kong for refusing to remain silent as Beijing reneges on its promise of universal suffrage and democratic reforms. The events unfolding in Hong Kong highlight the...

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The Washington Post: U.S. should send signal to China in support of Hong Kong democracy movement

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Democracy, News, Publications | Comments Off on The Washington Post: U.S. should send signal to China in support of Hong Kong democracy movement

Peace Hong Kong Initiative   The Washington Post U.S. should send signal to China in support of Hong Kong democracy movement By Editorial Board September 30 at 8:24 PM A protester sleeps on the streets outside the Hong Kong Government Complex at sunrise. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)   IT’S HARD not to be inspired by the images of crowds in the center of Hong Kong peacefully demonstrating in favor of democracy, their unlikely symbol not a clenched fist but an open umbrella. But it’s also difficult not to remember the similar mass demonstrations that filled Beijing’s Tiananmen Square 25 years ago and how those ended. The pessimistic consensus in and outside China is that the Communist party leadership of Xi Jinping, which has adopted a hard line against political dissent, is likely to forcibly crush this protest movement if it persists,...

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