It has been 30 years since the June-Fourth Incident, which still has a lot of influence on Hong Kong’s democratic movements and student movements throughout the past 3 decades. The Incident stretches through several generations, as every one of them has different perceptions or feelings on it. The young and old would have different opinions, and the young are searching for their own “June-Fourth significance”. Students’ Unions of Higher Institutions is going to hold a forum before this special occasion, hoping to search for past meanings and future inspirations. We sincerely invite all HKU students and the public to join us, details are as follows:
Date: 2 June 2019
Time: 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: Platform outside Haking Wong Building, HKU
Session 1: June-Fourth and Passing On
Session 2: Where is the candlelight leading us to?
The Government gazetted the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019. Should the Bill be adopted, will allow case-based surrender arrangements and transferring fugitive offenders to states where long-term surrender arrangement is not applicable, including China which refused to ratify the ICCPR. The bill does not only bias the business sector, but it also fails to ensure crime suspects procedural justice and fairness. It creates a greater loophole for China and the Hong Kong Government to criticise dissidents. Students’ unions of higher education institutions invite you to join the march, organised by the Civil Human Rights Front and LegCo members of the Pan-democrats, opposing the amendments and the bill. The details are as follow:
Date: 31th March 2019 (Sunday)
Time: Gathering at 14:30, Starting at 15:00
Venue: Luard Road, Wan Chai to Civic Square
The HKU Council Chairman Appointment Review Commission 2018, HKUSU Council, Session 2018 is going to hold a public consultation, to collect and consolidate opinions regarding the current appointment procedures of the Council Chairman from students and other members of the University. Opinions and insights collected in the public consultation will serve as a great aid to the Commission in the drafting of the report and assist the Commission in making more effective and substantive recommendations. The Commission cordially invites all students, staff members and employees, alumni and members of the University to attend the public consultation. The details are as follows-
Date: 17 January 2019 (Thursday)
1230 – 1400 Cantonese session
1400 – 1530 English session
Venue: Area outside Union Office, 1/F, Union Building
If you have any inquiry, please feel free to contact Davin Wong, Commissioner via email@example.com.
The catering service has been operated by the new catering service provider, Sodexo, for about a semester. The Union is organising “Forum with Sodexo”. Representatives from the service provider are invited to attend this open forum. We look forward to your enthusiastic participation. Details are as follows:
Date: 16th January 2019
Venue: G/F, Union Foyer
You can also submit this form and your opinions will be conveyed in the forum.
The Hong Kong University Students’ Union will join the Hong Kong Pride Parade 2018 on the coming Saturday. We hereby call on students and the general public to join the parade! Details are as follows:
Date 17th November 2018 (Sat)
Route: Victoria Park to Edinburgh Place
Assembly at Edinburgh Place: Performance and exhibition booths
Theme: Call for the LAW Equality for ALL
Dressed: Proud Purple
Event Webpage： www.hkpride.net
A century ago, on 11 November, the First World War ended, and over 16 million people sacrificed for a brief moment of peace. To commemorate those who died in the line of duty and to show commitment to peace, from 1919, Hong Kong, together with member states of the Commonwealth of Nations, have observed a memorial to commemorate the soldiers on the Remembrance Day. Howbeit, Remembrance Sunday has been observed in Hong Kong since the liberation of Hong Kong in 1945 and has ever since ceased to be the same as other regions.
The Remembrance Day is also known as the Poppy Day. The remembrance poppy is based on the red Flanders poppies that grew in Flanders despite the chaos and destruction in war. During the war, Flanders in Belgium was heavily bombed. After seeing his friend, Alexis Helmer, killed in a German attack, Canadian physician John McCrae wrote the poem “In Flanders Field”. The poem appealed to people who suffered from the brutality of battles and bloodshed, and it became popular around the world. McCrae wrote, “If ye break faith with us who die / We shall not sleep, though poppies grow / In Flanders fields.” The red poppy thus became a symbolic emblem of the Remembrance Day. Every year, on 11 November, people around the world wear a red poppy. Lest we forget the sacrifices made for peace.
The Remembrance Day Ceremony in Hong Kong has been held by the Royal British Legion Hong Kong and China Branch and the Hong Kong Ex-Servicemen’s Association annually. The public is welcomed to attend, and the details of the ceremony are as follows:
Date: 11th November 2018
Time: 10:45 am to 11:45 am
Venue: The Cenotaph, Central
Dear Sir David Kwok-po Li, Professor Xiang Zhang, Mrs Margaret May Yee Ko Leung, Profesor Rosie Tse Tse Young,
In the 2016 Review on University Governance, instead of allowing the Chief Executive to directly appoint the Chairman of the Council, an “Advisory Committee on Council Chairmanship” was established to provide recommendations on suitable candidates to be the HKU Council Chairman to the Chief Executive for the appointment. Disappointingly, although the dust settles, it is obvious that students’ and staff members’ voices are not considered thoroughly. We are writing to express our expectations towards the new Council Chairman.
The Council Chairman should be someone accepted by all HKU members. The Advisory Committee must consult different stakeholders in the University before providing recommendations. Currently, there have been constant disputes occurring within the Council. The Chairperson must be capable to safeguard the institutional autonomy, academic freedom and freedom of speech. The Council Chairman should also be responsible to all HKU students and staff members for his acts both internally and externally. In accordance with the result of a General Polling in 2015, two motions were overwhelmingly carried as more than five thousand students casted their votes to say no to Professor Li. It’s deemed that he is not a suitable candidate to be the Council Chairman, nor suitable for any posts in the structure of University Governance.
Hereby, we are sincerely inviting you to attend the Public Consultation held by the Students’ Union, which serves as a free platform for opinion expression. The details are as follows.
Date: 29 October 2018/ 1 November 2018/ 5 November 2018/ 8 November 2018
Time: 12:00 – 13:00
Venue: G/F, Composite Building
A sea is vast, as it rejects no stream; A mountain is high, as it rejects no dust. Stepping to the real co-governance by both students and the University, instead of being the excuse of the Chancellor’s Council Chairmanship appointment, the Advisory Committee shall face in the crown with sincerity.
The Hong Kong University Students’ Union
25th October 2018