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Hong Kong Organizer Plans Socially Distant Tiananmen Square Vigil

Lee Cheuk-yan of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democrat Movements of China, organizer of an annual June 4 vigil to remember the victims of Communist China’s murderous crackdown on Tiananmen Square in 1989, said on Wednesday that this year’s event will be held in a socially distant manner due to extended coronavirus bans on large public gatherings. Lee said the coronavirus restrictions are “disproportionate” to the state of the pandemic in Hong Kong and accused the Beijing-controlled government of using the emergency to suppress dissent.

People attend a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong on June 4, 2019, to mark the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown in Beijing. - Large crowds turned out for a mass candlelight vigil in Hong Kong on June 4 evening marking 30 years since China's bloody …

China’s Rubber-Stamp Legislature Considers Laws to Crush Hong Kong Protests

The Chinese Communist Party’s sham legislature, the National People’s Congress (NPC), is reportedly preparing to bypass the Hong Kong legislature (which is looking more than a little shamtastic these days itself) and impose a set of national security laws that could crush the Hong Kong protest movement and hollow out what remains of the island’s limited autonomy.

Police gather at a rally against a controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong on early June 10, 2019. - Hong Kong witnessed its largest street protest in at least 15 years on June 9 as crowds massed against plans to allow extraditions to China, a proposal that has sparked …

Chinese Tycoon Ren Zhiqiang Disappears After Criticizing Coronavirus Response

Chinese real estate tycoon Ren Zhiqiang disappeared on Thursday, shortly after penning an online article strongly critical of the Chinese government’s response to the coronavirus epidemic. Some of Ren’s friends and admirers believe he was kidnapped by the Chinese Communist Party and is being held incommunicado for the “crime” of speaking out against the Party and China’s authoritarian President Xi Jinping.

CHENGDU, CHINA - JANUARY 7: (CHINA OUT) Ren Zhiqiang, president of Hua Yuan Group, delivers a speech during 2006 High-End Economic Forum at Luxehills International Club on January 7, 2006 in Chengdu of Sichuan Province, China. The forum is held to foresee the development of Chinese real estate economy. (Photo …

China Jails Student for Mocking Tweet Posted from Minnesota

According to an announcement by the Wuchang District People’s Court on Wednesday, a Chinese student named Luo Daiqing was sentenced to six months in prison in the summer of 2019 for posting “comments and inappropriate images insulting to the leader of this country.”

The Chinese national flag is seen on a flagpole in Beijing on August 8, 2016. - Most of the five stars on the Chinese flags being used at medal ceremonies at the Rio Olympics are misaligned, officials said, prompting a diplomatic protest and online fury. (Photo by STR / AFP) …

Harris-Quinney: Scruton Was Hounded by Woke Mob and Fake Conservatives in His Final Months

Just as the virulently anti-Thatcher Conservative Party became momentarily “Thatcherite” when Baroness Thatcher passed away, establishment Conservative Party figures have been out in force eulogising Sir Roger Scruton upon his passing this week. Where were they less than a year ago when he was being fired from their government for holding “unacceptable views”?

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