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    » 06/28/2012, 00.00

    HONG KONG - CHINA

    Hong Kong protest against loss of democracy and Hu Jintao



    The population of the Territory is preparing to challenge Chinese president’s visit for the15th anniversary of the former British colony’s return to the motherland. Democratic activists are ready to demonstrate against him and his government. Cheu Lee-yan: "".

    Hong Kong (AsiaNews) - Fuelled by the scandals related to deaths of  activist Li Wangyang and fear of losing freedoms granted by the Basic Law, the population of Hong Kong will take to the streets to demonstrate against the visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao . The communist leader will arrive in the Territory on 29 June to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the island's return to the motherland, but the visit, which ends Sunday, July 1, will probably be marked by street protests and formal demonstrations. Meanwhile, analysts and experts speculate about the future of Hong Kong.


    The Chinese regime's news agency Xinhua, has announced that Hu will arrive Friday "to attend the ceremony of the 15th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong" and to attend the inauguration of the fourth post-British local government. Before leaving, the President will announce a series of economic measures to improve the use of the yuan in the Territory and for an expansion of financial services offered on-site.


    Many believe that Hu, who has not visited the Territory for 5 years, will find a very different city. The organizers of the annual protest, the Front for human and civil rights, think they will gather at least 50 thousand people for the march on Sunday, but hope to exceed last year's 218 thousand. The signs are there: for the first time the police approved the entire route, and the scandal related to the "suicide" in prison of Li Wangyang - union leader and one of the key leaders of the Tiananmen Square protests - has aroused widespread indignation.


    Starry Lee Wai-king, vice president of the Democratic Alliance for the Development and Progress of Hong Kong, says he wants to express "the real concerns of the population in case of a meeting with President Hu. We will express as much in a genuine manner". For Johnny Lau Yui-siu "on the one hand, Beijing has refused to handle the death of Li in order to appear subservient to the public, but on the other there is the suspicious behaviors of the new Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, that is pushing many to come out on the street and so embarrass the central government. "

     

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    See also

    07/10/2005 HONG KONG – CHINA
    The Party has betrayed the workers, says Lee Cheuk-yan, Hong Kong democratic lawmaker


    02/04/2008 HONG KONG - CHINA
    Martin Lee, Hong Kong's "father of democracy", resigns
    As he approaches the age of 70, Martin Lee Chu-ming announces his withdrawal from political life. The founder of the Democratic Party, and banned from China for his support of the Tiananmen Square movement, Lee asks his fellow party members to continue their struggle for a good political system. Without this, nothing but harm will result.

    26/09/2005 CHINA – HONG KONG
    HK pro-democracy lawmakers and Chinese Communist officials talk about Tiananmen
    For the first time since 1989 members of Hong Kong Democratic Party visit Guangdong. A small step towards dialogue, but the "way is still long".

    16/11/2004 HONG KONG – CHINA
    For the Chinese government a referendum is a threat to the nation
    Democratic Party protests demanding universal suffrage. According to Bishop Zen, the referendum is no threat to Hong Kong-Beijing relationship.

    04/12/2005 HONG KONG - CHINA
    100,000 march for full democracy in Hong Kong

    Anson Chan, the popular ex secretary-general of the territory was among the demonstrators. The Catholic bishop, Mgr Joseph Zen, presided over a prayer service before the march, urging all to participate and calling for full democracy.





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