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Open Letter to the European Union

posted 16 Jun 2019, 15:33 by Hong Kong Independence Party

Attn: Ms Carmen Cano
Ambassador / Head of Office

European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao
19/F, St.John's Building
33 Garden Road
Central
Hong Kong

Dear Madam/Sir,
I am writing with concerns on the severe threat of life of everyone in Hong Kong. We are concerned about the exploitation of power displayed by the Hong Kong Police Force in an autocratic manner. In lieu of this, we are writing to request the European Union to act against police brutality in Hong Kong.

On 13th June, Hong Kong Police used various types of offensive weapons not only against protesters, but also against journalists, first-aid stations which were set on streets, but also an European padistrain who just passed by Admiralty. What is worse, two local university students were immediately arrested as suspects of rioting, in hospitals where they were seeking heal, just simply because gunshot wounds were found on them. From their brutal acts, we believe that the life of no one in Hong Kong, can be guaranteed to be safe, even he/ she did not participate in the protests against the Extradition Law to China.


We, the signatories, humbly request:
Cease of all armament trade and equipment trade. European weapons and firearms is a major constituent of gear owned by the Hong Kong Police Force, and have been deployed disproportionally against unarmed protesters. British tear gas, Austrian Glock 17 and 19 semi-automatic pistols, German SIG semi-automatic pistols and Heckler & Koch submachine guns and French water cannons are among the armament owned by the Hong Kong Police Force, who utilised them to suppress civilians. Supply of utility vehicles such as police cars should also be be stopped as they were used as roadblocks for repression, with many of them importing from Germany and Italy. Such measure can minimise potential physical harm inflicted on citizens of Hong Kong by decapitating their ability to restock. It is notable that the British tear gas license issued for the Hong Kong Police Force was only for training purposes and was due to expire on April. With the evidence of British tear gas being used on the protesting premises, it is a clear breach of contract and a proof of dealing in bad faith from the Hong Kong side.

Cease of providence of training towards the Hong Kong Police Force. Upon purchase of water cannon, the Hong Kong Police Force had received training from France and Belgium. Such knowledge gained had been utilised to crackdown unarmed protesters in a clear violation of human rights. Training and exchanges should be terminated immediately to prevent an increasing number of future injuries and fatalities. Actions and behaviours of the Hong Kong Police Force lacked basic constraint, a crucial factor for professionalism in law enforcement entity; who should be reprimanded.

Enact a financial, investment and trading ban on the Hong Kong Government, including officials and lawmakers supporting the use of violence and brutality on unarmed civilian. A crippled economy would reduce the finanical capability of the Hong Kong Police Force to purchase advanced lethal weapons, weakening the ability of the police to resort to using violence against dissidents. Officials and lawmakers who supported the Extradition Bill and the atrocities committed by the Hong Kong Police Force should be sanctioned through an investment and trading ban to prevent such capital being used to support continuous brutality by the police and public interest being sacrificed over financial incentives gained through a biased political stance. The erosion of the rule of law of Hong Kong can be secured and protected, which lowers the security risk of European citizens residing in the city in the form of safety and violation of human rights. An immigration prohibition can also be considered for the officials and lawmakers and their immediate family members, preventing them from entering European territory, either by themselves or through a family member, thus risking the security of the region as a proven supporter of violation of human rights.



Hong Kong is not only home to local residents, but also to hunders of thousands of European Union citizens. As mentioned above, the presses were shot by the police. Luckily there was a French journalist, yelled and warned the police that they were firing against the innocents. Should his voice has not drawn attention of the police, more harm could have been done to people who were filming the confrontation between police and the protestors- the very duty of journalists. It is seemed that people who work and live in Hong Kong, regardless of their nationalities, their personal safety is questioned.

Moreover, it is shockingly reported that since recent few years ago, anti-terrorism training courses were offered to Hong Kong Police Force in Xinjiang Province, China (also known as Tibet), a place where is well-known for native Uighur are suppressed and sent to concentration camps, which the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) claimed as “re-education and vocational school” or “boarding school”. Such act is found to be very similar to what Nazi Germany did during the World War II- genocide and segregation of the Jews. Having training in such way and place, we found this is an extremely horrible news to us- since we Hong Kong people might have been regarded as an ethnic minority of China in the eyes of CCP. This would be a nightmare to us, as coercion acts are usually exercised against non Han-Chinese. The brutality of the Chinese Hong Kong government is not only a threat to Hong Kong residents, but also an undisguised challenge to the values that all EU countries cherish and share: such as human rights, freedom from fear and dignity as a human being.

Further on this, EU member states should in conjunction consider ceasing her established financial ties with Hong Kong Puppet Government, which are essentially the financial channels for the latter to make any arm-related procurement.

With regards to the above, we seriously request EU countries take concerted efforts to cease both sales of arms to, and financial ties with, Hong Kong Puppet Government with immediate effect. We look forward to your prompt action.

Yours faithfully,
Hong Kong Independence Party, United Kingdom

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Audio Statement about the Fishball Revolution and the Hong Kong issue from HKIP

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詳解香港「網絡23條」

posted 11 Dec 2015, 05:19 by Hong Kong Independence Party

2014 年版權(修訂)條例草案 ( 網絡23條 )

2014年版權(修訂)條例草案是用作更新香港的版權制度,確保制度與時並進,緊貼科技和海外發展,緊貼國際趨勢,如歐盟、澳洲、英國、新加坡、新西蘭和加拿大,但從條例草案中看不見是跟國際趨勢看平。先來看看2014年版權(修訂)條例的內容。

首先,條例中列明只有作品的版權擁有人才享有向公眾傳播該作品的權利,即是非版權人向公眾傳播該版權擁有人的作品就有機會負上刑事責任。假如網民擅自下載一套未經版權擁有人授權的電影,再放上YouTube,即屬侵犯版權,版權擁有人及執法機關可藉此控告該網民。另外,條例指出複製原作品的實質部分即構成侵權,但實質部分的定義十分含糊。惡搞類型的二次創作,網民使用原有版權的作品再創作,又是否構成侵權呢?豁免指出引用一定的資料來源,就可使用原有版權的作品再創作,但條例並沒有交代要引用哪些資料和多少資料才足夠。即使引用了相關的資料來源,執法機關仍可以以損害版權擁有人的合法權益來控告網民,即是當執法機關認為網民的二次創作取代了原作品而損害版權擁有人利益,即可增訂罪行。此外,條例指出會豁免戲仿、諷刺、營造滑稽或模仿以及評論時事,那麼認真翻唱就算違法嗎?政治改圖又算不算是評論時事?豁免交代不清楚而且範圍狹窄,又怎能保護互聯網使用者的權益呢?

所以,香港的版權條例草案應加入美國和加拿大實行的開放式豁免 ( UGC 用戶衍生 ) 和公平使用 ( Fair Use ),以平衡和保障雙方的權益。由於二次創作是民眾應有的自由和權益,因此任何二次創作只要符合非牟利創作、不影響原作品市場及利益、沒有過量使用原作品內容以及列出原作品出處,就應當豁免。否則,版權條例就只是扼殺香港網絡自由和言論自由的當權者工具。當市民發表意見的自由都受到限制,香港就會淪為獨裁者玩弄權力的地方。

Victim of the " dark corner", was arrested of assaulting 11 police at the first anniversary

posted 17 Oct 2015, 10:53 by Hong Kong Independence Party   [ updated 17 Oct 2015, 10:54 ]

Ken Tsang, victim of the " dark corner", was arrested of assaulting 11 police at the first anniversary.

At the 15 October 2014, Ken Tsang, member of Civic party, was taken to a dark corner on the Timar Park by 7 policemen during Umbrella revolution. He was assaulted by 7 policemen while under the shade. After the Umbrella Revolution ended by a year, he was called for arrestment on one case of assaulting police and 4 cases of obstructing police in the execution of their duty. At the moment, Hong Kong Government had announced. 

He received call from Hong Kong Police at around 8am. He was charged for obstructing police, unlawful assembly and lack of identity document previously and released unconditionally, Tsang said.

Anti-parallel traders protest striked clashes in Sheung Shui on 6 Sept

posted 10 Sep 2015, 12:50 by Hong Kong Independence Party

An anti-parallel traders protest has once again been triggered off in Sheung Shui on 6 Sept , with clashes striked among different groups of people with different points of view.

Ray Wong , one of the members of Hong Kong Indigenous , was arrested during a clash between the protesters and the dissidents.

A clip of video provided by one of the witnesses clearly shows that while a herd of dissidents insulted the protesters with brutal language and even assaulted them , police did not follow the proper procedures and arrested them. What they really did was simply ignoring Ray Wong's complaint about the verbal violence and physical violence he got from those dissidents, and, even more ridiculously, to  knock Ray down on the floor and arrested him.

"The video has been very clear. I hope the judge will know who's the right one and who's the wrong one. But the lying police is truly of iniquity and the whole society is becoming more and more unjust." one of the users on Facebook says.

Many improper arrest such as this case have been shown many times in Hong Kong, however, people do not appear to be indignant at it but to be holding an optimistic attitude towards it.







Aunt Chin from Mong Kok "gouwu" protest was been attacked

posted 24 Aug 2015, 04:43 by Hong Kong Independence Party



Aunt Chin, a active member of "gouwu" protest was attacked by 3 males while walking by the Chong Hing Square, Mong Kok. At around 11 pm, the attackers suddenly exit the taxi. One of them grapped her sign and patted her and her peer. Police arrested the 3 suspects for further investigation. Aunt Chin and her attacked peer was been sent to Kwong Wah Hospital for medical clearance. A group of protesters supported her outside Mong Kok Police Station then.

Hong Kong Lady Convicted Of Assaulting Police With Her Breast

posted 30 Jul 2015, 02:46 by Hong Kong Independence Party



Ng Lai-ying, a 30-year-old lady, was convicted of assaulting a police officer with her breast during a protest on 1st March.

Judge Chan Pik-kiu said that a "deterrent penalty" have to be imposed in such behaviour of the defendant. On 30th July , judge announced Ng a verdict of guilty with a 3-month imprisonment.

Some pro-democracy citizens gathered in the court to support Ng and other defendants. They said that was an unjust judgement and it was a humiliation towards ladies , and the law of Hong Kong.

"I'd say that was a ridiculous judgement. A pro-government defendant was imposed a lenient sentence based on 'humanitarian reasons' while an anti-government defendant was imposed a deterrent sentence. And the thing is - these two cases were judged by the same judge" said on the forum.

HongKongers, after hearing the judgement , start to doubt - whether HongKong is still a country under the rule of law.

Prevalence Of UBER grabs Taxi Driver's Anger

posted 10 Jul 2015, 13:01 by Hong Kong Independence Party

Hundreds of taxi drivers drove their cars at slow speed towards Central Government Offices to protest about the exploit of picking-up applications.

Lots of applications for chauffeured transportation service are in vogue now.Vast users said that the service provided by these applications is relatively economical and more consumer-friendly.These applications include UBER , GoGoVan and these grab the business from taxi drivers.According to the organiser of the slow-driving protest, using these cars to pick up passengers is illegal and this is not fair for the legitimate drivers.

A taxi driver of New Territories District , Mr Ip , said that his income has been 200 to 300 HKD less every day , and several thousands every month. The chairperson of Hong Kong Taxi & PLB Association added that these applications steal away approximately 20% of their business and the cars used by them have not been licensed , which means passengers will get no compensation if any accident occurs.

"There is no exact law particularly projected for these cars and the service provided by them is apparently better when compared with the taxi. They endeavour to protest about it but never think about improving their service. They refuse passengers, they pay no respect to passengers, and they overcharges passengers. These are what get them like this today." users retorted.

It is with no doubt taxi drivers' business is affected by these applications, but the fact is that they are gaining in popularity. People believe the reason is very simple — taxi drivers were never providing any satisfactory service.

The high-speed rail construction cost in HK may become “bottomless hole”

posted 4 Jul 2015, 11:56 by Hong Kong Independence Party

Transport chief Anthony Cheung Bing-leung from the Hong Kong Chinese Colonial government said at a meeting of the Legislative Council’s railway subcommittee that the construction cost had raised to HK$85.3 billion,30 per cent more to go over the original budget and the opening had been delayed to 2018,according to the report from ,its project manager,the MTR Corporation.

Neo Democrat Gary Fan Kwok-wai expressed that the project was "out of control" and asked Cheung if he would call a halt to it.

A motion tabled by Democrat Wu Chi-wai to invoke special summoning powers to probe into the delay was defeated by 30 votes to 0 in the House Committee meeting. 

Pro-government legislators were satisfied with summoning witnesses and asking for information.

The pan-democrats were disappointed with the performance of The House Committee chairman Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen at the meeting and did not vote for the motion.

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