Tag: PRO DEMOCRACY
'Today we are seeing off a great person who dedicated her entire life to women,' South Korean president Moon Jae-in says in a statement.
Democracy cannot survive if China is the global power, says a Tiananmen activist.
'I have a very close relationship with intellectuals, and the government want to label these protests as provoke by intellectuals.'
A month after marking a century of the May Fourth Movement at Tiananmen, comes the 30th anniversary of the massacre at the same site.
Singaporean rights activist Jolovan Wham will appeal the conviction but if that fails, he will not pay the fines.
Hong Kong legislator Eddie Chu is the first person to be blocked from standing in rural village elections after poll officials decided he is pro-independence.
The former British colony reverted to Chinese rule in 1997 amid guarantees the territory would enjoy a high degree of autonomy and freedoms under a 'one country, two systems' formula.
A document of reasoning submitted by the returning officer said that Lau's advocacy of self-determination for Hong Kong entirely rejected Chinese rule over the semi-autonomous city.
The group were earlier sentenced to between eight and 13 months after the government successfully sought to overturn a previous punishment of community service and seek harsher terms.
China and the Hong Kong government are shrinking the political space for freedom of expression,” said Chris Ng of the Progressive Lawyers’ Group.
HONG KONG: Pro-democracy Hong Kong academics say they have been sidelined from city universities for their political views as fears grow that education is...
Organizers said 1,200 protested, while the police estimated 600 attended at the peak.
Hong Kong's opposition has lost much steam in the past year, which saw elected pro-democracy legislators disqualified and some of the most prominent activists jailed.
Beijing has become increasingly incensed at the emergence of activists advocating independence and sees calls for self-determination as part of a splittist push.
The military regime has kept a tight rein on dissent since its 2014 power grab by outlawing gatherings of more than five people and pursuing activists in the courts.