The Hong Kong University Students’ Union’s Statement on HKU Students Being Unreasonbly Detained in China


The Union has been informed that several HKU students are being detained by Chinese Public Security. The Union is currently in contact with their families and University authorities. The Union will offer every possible assistance in securing their safety.

The Union has also received complaints from Full Members that during trips to China for compulsory learning activities, they were forced to unlock their mobile devices, which were subsequently subjected to scrutinization by Chinese authorities.

Since the beginning of the Anti Extradition Law Movement, there have been a lot of cases of Hongkongers being unreasonably detained by Chinese Customs. The shameful acts of the totalitarian regime has now been threatening the safety of HKU students.The University regrettably has yet to implement any measure to safeguard HKU students, putting their safety at considerable jeopardy.

The University has been increasingly inclining to China in recent years. It is of paramount importance for the University to act responsibly and protect our students by taking prompt actions. The Union hereby strongly demands the University authorities to cancel all compulsory learning activities in China, and to provide alternatives for completing the curriculum requirements.

The Hong Kong University Students’ Union
24 August 2019