Chow was sentenced to seven months’ imprisonment in Dec. 2 after pleading guilty to charges relating to “illegal assembly” linked to protests outside Hong Kong’s police headquarters on June 21, 2019.
Cutting Off Funds for the Chinese Communist Party: Exchanges Around the World Delisting Chinese Companies
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has announced that it is delisting Chinese companies with ties to the Chinese military. The three firms are all state-owned enterprises operating in the telecom industry: China Unicorn (Hong Kong) Ltd., China Telecom Corporation Ltd., and China Mobile Ltd.
On Dec. 30, the Yantian District People’s Court in southern China’s Shenzhen city sentenced Tang Kai-yin and Quinn Moon to three years and two years respectively for “organizing others to illegally cross the border.” Tang was also fined $20,000 yuan (about $3,060) and Quinn was fined $15,000 yuan (about $2,300).
“As open democratic societies and market economies, the EU and the U.S. agree on the strategic challenge presented by China’s growing international assertiveness.”
Hong Kong District Councillor Series: Leticia Wong Says She Will Do the Most She Can Amid Fears of Ousting and Arrests Targeting Democrats
Many see the November 2019 polls, in which democrats took control of 17 out of 18 councils, as Hong Kong’s last democratic elections after higher-level Legislative Council elections scheduled for September this year were postponed for at least 12 months. Last month, four opposition LegCo members were ousted for alleged disloyalty and 15 more resigned in sympathy.
“Based on tip-offs received by the State Administration for Market Regulation in recent days, the administration will be investigating Alibaba … for suspected monopolistic activities,” the administration said in a statement on its website.
The shadow parliament does not strive to become an exiled government or mimic governing functions, but will serve as a democratic platform to elect those who can legitimately represent voices of Hongkongers, said Simon Cheng who is currently in the UK
Veteran political journalist Ching Cheong told RFA that the newly established Bauhinia Party, which has close ties to the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP), is part of a broader strategy to control every aspect of life in the former British colony by eventually replacing its people:
Washington DC: Rally Calls on U.S. Government to Designate the Chinese Communist Party a Transnational Criminal Organization
Participants in the rally held banners that said, “Stop Killing.” Several speakers condemned the CCP’s exploitation and persecution of Chinese people and expressed their dissatisfaction with the United Nations’ complacency in the face of the CCP’s violations of human rights.
2020 RSF Press Freedom Awards: Three Winners and a Special Prize Honors Jimmy Lai, Founder of Apple Daily in Hong Kong
The 2020 RSF Press Freedom Awards Ceremony, which took place on 8th December in Taipei. Reporters without borders is a French organization promoting freedom of expression and the press. The name in French is “Reporters Sans Frontieres” or RSF.