In a hastily put-together statement issued after midnight yesterday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced a ban on journalists at three top American press media outlets. According to the statement, U.S. nationals working for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post have ten days to surrender their press cards and will be prohibited from working in mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.
法政匯思的梁允信擔任 國際特赦組織香港分會 Amnesty International Hong Kong 舉辦的 『Carnival 』 活動大使, 向大家解釋人權教育的重要性！可以在此看短片！ Progressive Lawyers Group's Wilson Leung is an ambassador of this year's "Carnival" art festival organised by Amnesty HK - he explains why human rights education is important to all of us! Watch the video here!
It is normally difficult to get lawyers to stop talking and stay quiet. But that is exactly what happened last Tuesday, when 2,000 of them, all dressed in black, marched through the center of Hong Kong in a dignified “silent protest” against a move by the Chinese government to directly intervene in the city’s legal affairs.
Long-established democratic-leaning professionals in Hong Kong said it was a targeted move. “It’s pretty obvious that this is directed against the pro-independence or localist candidates, on the basis that these articles are ones that these candidates are likely to disagree with,” said Wilson Leung, a lawyer and convenor of the pro-democracy Progressive Lawyers Group.