Liberate HKU Defend Our City

 

Today marked the second month of the Hongkongers’ movement against the Extradition Law Amendment Bill.

In the past month, Hong Kong citizens have shown their high standard of civic literacy, winning the respect of the world. Still, our demands have yet to be met and we dare not to slacken our efforts. Let alone the government’s disregard for the voices of the protesters, it is even more shameful as the regime has shielded the police from abusing their power. This early summer, it is as if Hong Kong is governed by the military government. Hong Kong is now filled with white terror. Citizens not only lost their freedom of assembly and demonstration, but they also have to live under the brutality of the police.

We lost some of our fellows owing to the haughtiness of Carrie Lam. Albeit with the anger of the young generation, the habitual liar Carrie Lam still turns a blind eye to the demands of the protesters. In turmoil, many social elites have stood with the protesters and expressed their discontent towards the government’s unreasonable suppression. Even some University presidents have expressed their support for students all the way. Yet, unfortunately, our new Pro Vice-Chancellor Xiang Zhang has been consistently ignorant since the commencement of his term of office, as if he is completely isolated from the world. It is such dismay for an educator as he made a hasty statement without even understanding the incidents thoroughly, not to mention communicating with students and protesters directly.

An educator ought to understand students’ views and opinions through frequent communication. Xiang Zhang urges all sectors to communicate, yet, he never attempted to interact with students. With the extensive media coverage, it should not be difficult to know about the protesters’ ideas. Xiang Zhang should have known that it is the government’s disregard for the voices of the protesters that pushed the citizens into a corner. They have no choice but to force their way into the Legislative Council that belongs to the citizens. During the process, the protesters even showed their rationality as they acted on their own initiatives to protect the antiques and archives. There was no casualty as well. It is obvious that while Carrie Lam blatantly ignores the cry of many, the citizens are just exhausting themselves to pressurize the tyranny.

The moral standard of Xiang Zhang is totally unacceptable as an intellectual. He never condemns the regime for ignoring the citizens; He never condemns the police for being abusive and violent; He never responds to the various suicides due to the regime. Instead, he condemned the people who bravely fight against the tyranny. Seemingly, to him, the University’s motto “Sapientia et Virtus” does not exist anymore. We do not expect Xiang Zhang to support all the disobedience, but being the head of the highest institution, he shall take up the responsibility to protect and defend the students.

HKU as one of the very few bastions of freedom in Hong Kong, We HKU students shall be committed to protecting her from being devastated by the regime. What Xiang Chang has done is undoubtedly a disgrace to HKU. The head of our University shall not be cold-blooded and unsympathetic. We hereby invite Xiang Zhang attends the assembly at Sun Yat-sen Place on Friday night, face the students and respond to the three requests made:

Retract the statement made on 3 July 2019
Undertake to protect the freedom of expression of all HKU students and staff
Undertake not to take any disciplinary action against the HKU students and staff who participated in the recent social movements.

Details of the assembly are as follows:

Date: 12/7/2019 (Friday)
Time: 8 p.m.
Venue: Sun Yat-sen Place

“No Extradition to China” Movement

 

Over the past two weeks, Hongkongers took to the streets multiple times, and even initiated various non-cooperation movements, demanding for the withdrawal of the Extradition Bill and response to our demands. Nevertheless, the HKSAR Government refused to bat an eye. In order to put further pressure on the tyrannical regime, Student’s Unions of Higher Institutions will participate in the following assemblies and events. Details are as follows:

G20 Free Hong Kong Assembly
Date: 26 June 2019 (Wed)
Time: 8:00pm-9:00pm
Venue : Edinburgh Place, Central

We demand the tyrannical Hong Kong regime to respond to the following requests before 9:00pm on 26 June 2019:
(1) Withdrawal of the Fugitive Offenders (Amendment) Bill completely and permanently;
(2) Retraction of the statement which defines the protest on 12 June as a “riot”;
(3) Dropping all charges against the protesters; and
(4) Establishment of an independent Investigation Committee to investigate in the police brutality and make relevant prosecution;

Otherwise, the Hongkongers will initiate the following action:

Surrounding the Department of Justice
Date: 27 June 2019 (Thu)
Time: 10:00am
Venue : Justice Place, 18 Lower Albert Road, Central

We call for all students and Hongkongers to join us at these events, joining hands to protect our home. If any HKU student is participating in the anti-extradition law protest and would like to have legal assistance, please send the following information to 9139 0589 through Telegram/ WhatsApp/ SMS.

We Shall Meet at Admiralty

Following the statement from Student’s Unions of Higher Institutions, the HKSAR Government announced that the government headquarters will be closed on 21 June for security reasons.

The CE office claimed that they would “approach teenagers at a more appropriate time in the future and understand their opinions.”

This is in fact another evasion of any response to our demands, we condemn such cowardly behaviour.

Although the government headquarters will be closed, the non-cooperation movement will continue.

We hope to see you at 7am on 21 June at Admiralty.

From now on, we demand for meaningful responses from the government only.

The Student Union of the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Baptist University Students’ Union
Provisional Executive Committee of City University of Hong Kong Students’ Union
The Hong Kong University Students’ Union
Provisional Executive Committee of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Students’ Union
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Students’ Union
The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong Students’ Union
The Hong Kong Polytechnic Univeristy Students’ Union
The Provisional Executive Council of The Education University of Hong Kong Students’ Union
Joint Student Union of Caritas Institute of Higher Education and Caritas Bianchi College of Careers

大專學界呼籲市民於太古廣場外悼念反送中烈士

 

昨日(六月十五日)下午四時,一名青年男子身處太古廣場平台危站,身穿黃衣外套,掛起「反送中」之訴求標語,向極權政府宣示決心,以死相諫。約九時許,男子爬出棚架,最後墮樓不治身亡。

殉道烈士以死明志,以淋漓鮮血控訴暴政,我等對此致以最崇高敬意,並冀各位能於明日遊行後留下,屆時晚上大專學界將於太古廣場外舉行悼念儀式,一同為殉道者默哀,詳情如下:

時間:六月十六日 晚上九時正
地點:金鐘道西行車路(太古廣場旁)

備註:屆時將會派發白花及白絲帶

暴政已將人民逼至絕路,請大家時刻銘記血的教訓。
切勿言棄。

香港中文大學學生會
The Student Union of The Chinese University of Hong Kong
香港城市大學學生會
City University of Hong Kong Students’ Union
明愛專上學院及明愛白英奇專業學校聯合學生會
Joint Student Union of Caritas Institute of Higher Education and Caritas Bianchi College of Careers
香港浸會大學學生會
Hong Kong Baptist University Students’ Union
香港演藝學院學生會
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Students’ Union
香港理工大學學生會
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Students’ Union
香港教育大學學生會
The Education University of Hong Kong Students’ Union
香港科技大學學生會臨時行政委員會
Provisional Executive Committee of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Students’ Union
香港恒生大學學生會
The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong Students’ Union
香港大學學生會
The Hong Kong University Students’ Union

Protect Yourselves

 

We encourage students to participate in the rally organised by Civil Rights Front tomorrow. In view of the violent oppression by the Hong Kong Police Force on 12 June, we advise students to evaluate the risk of participation and adopt adequate safety measures. Details of the rally are as follow:

Date: 16 June 2019 (Sunday)
Gathering Point: Victoria Park
Gathering Time: 2:30 p.m.
Route: From Victoria Park to Tim Mei Avenue

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If any HKU student is participating in the anti-extradition law protest and would like to have legal assistance, please send the following information to 9139 0589.

1) Full name (in both Chinese and English)
2) Gender
3) University Number
4) Curriculum and Year
5) HKID No.
6) Phone No.
7) The police station you are heading to after being arrested (if applicable)

You may contact Union Executives on site at 9160 1559 if you need help.

 

 

Legal Sharing Session: Our Rights Before Police Power

 

The Current Affairs Committee will be holding a legal sharing session, and it is our honour to invite Mr Tien Kei Rui to talk about our rights before police power. Details of the session are as follow:

Date: 15 June 2019
Time: 1500
Venue: Union Foyer, Union Building, HKU

(Entrance restricted to HKU students)
(No live broadcast or recording will be provided for this session)

30th Anniversary of the June-Fourth Incident Forum Held by the Students’ Unions of Higher Institutions

 

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?

March Opposing the Amendments to Fugitive Offenders Ordinance

 

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

「還原真相 毋忘義士」旺角衝突三周年集會

 

西曆二零一九年二月八日是年初一旺角衝突三周年。港人為了保護小販以捍衛本土文化,挺身對抗港共政權的打壓,卻遭受警察挑釁,繼而暴力對待。抗爭者勉力自保,卻被政府以暴動等罪名起訴。於裁決和量刑中,並沒有考慮社會現況和抗爭者的動機意圖等公共政策因素。

這三年,共有逾九十位義士被捕,當中更有最少三十位被冠上暴動罪此等污名。有政治犯更被判高達七年刑期,身體心靈皆受磨折,亦影響他們的前途和家庭,亦有最少三名義士被逼流亡海外。

抗爭者的行動意圖和動機皆是真誠追求社會利益而非一己之利。為銘記三年前因捍衛香港本土文化而付出沉重代價的義士,並希望洗脫他們被加諸身上的暴徒污名,我等將於二零一九年二月八日晚上舉辦「還原真相 毋忘義士」旺角衝突周年集會,向普羅大眾還原事實真相,詳情如下:

日期:二零一九年二月八日
時間:晚上八時至十一時
地點:香港大學學生會大樓一樓學生會辦事處外空地

主辦單位:
香港大學學生會
香港中文大學學生會
香港理工大學學生會

協辦單位:
香港民族陣綫
學生動源
獨立人士鄭俠

謹此呼籲各位香港人出席集會,了解旺角農曆新年初一衝突真相,毋忘所有在當晚為香港犧牲的義士,力求為他們洗脫暴徒污名。

Public Consultation on Reviewing HKU Council Chairman Appointment

 

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)
Time:
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 supresid@hku.hk.