Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp is hoping to infiltrate one of the city’s most opaque powerful institutions by putting four candidates in upcoming elections.
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Benny Tai press statement: “What is on trial is not just the nine of us. What is on trial also is the high degree of autonomy and the rule of law”.
DC author Benny Tai joins other founding leaders of Hong Kong’s 2014 democracy protests at trial this Monday, 4 years after the protests came to an end.
Hong Kong authorities must drop charges against nine leaders of the pro-democracy “Umbrella Movement” for non-violent protests in 2014.
Despite his trial on Monday in Hong Kong, Benny Tai was kind enough to answer some questions written by DC Founder and Editor-in-Chief Adrian Tawfik to help inform our readers about what lies ahead.
Benny Tai was among the trio who originally proposed what became known as the “Umbrella Movement” in 2013 under the Occupy Central banner.
Financial Times editor refused entry to Hong Kong weeks after he was denied work visa because he hosted a talk at Hong Kong Foreign Correspondent’s Club.
Democracy Chronicles author Benny Tai emailed asking that we do our best to share this call for help. Benny and his friends will stand trial in Hong Kong on November 19.
Hong Kong refused renewing work visa for Asia news editor of Financial Times, an official of the city’s FCC, shocking financial hub international community.
China is increasingly engaged in efforts to extend its propaganda reach, looking far beyond newsrooms and now spreading into an entertainment game show.