27 March, 2015 AsiaNews.it Twitter AsiaNews.it Facebook            

Help AsiaNews | About us | P.I.M.E. | | RssNewsletter | Mobile





mediazioni e arbitrati, risoluzione alternativa delle controversie e servizi di mediazione e arbitrato
e-mail this to a friend printable version


» 06/28/2012
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. "

 


e-mail this to a friend printable version

See also
10/07/2005 HONG KONG – CHINA
The Party has betrayed the workers, says Lee Cheuk-yan, Hong Kong democratic lawmaker
04/02/2008 HONG KONG - CHINA
Martin Lee, Hong Kong's "father of democracy", resigns
09/26/2005 CHINA – HONG KONG
HK pro-democracy lawmakers and Chinese Communist officials talk about Tiananmen
11/16/2004 HONG KONG – CHINA
For the Chinese government a referendum is a threat to the nation
12/04/2005 HONG KONG - CHINA
100,000 march for full democracy in Hong Kong

Editor's choices
CHINA - VATICAN
BREAKING NEWS: Chinese police seize two priests in Mutanjiang
by Bernardo Cervellera
CHINA-VATICAN
Nothing to toast between China and the Vatican: Beijing wants complete control
by Bernardo CervelleraFor the Global Times (the People's Daily) China does not like the "Vietnamese model" of agreed episcopal ordinations. The Chinese Foreign Ministry’s embarrassment in front of the Holy See’s countless efforts. China wants the Vatican to accept all excommunicated bishops and to keep silent on those who are underground and imprisoned. The case of Msgr. Cosma Shi Enxiang. Without religious freedom, diplomatic relations are pointless. The work of mission and the unity of Catholics in China. A task for Xi Jinping: implement the anti-corruption campaign in the Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Patriotic Association, which have grown rich over the decades on the backs of Christians.
VATICAN
Pope: Christians are persecuted and the world tries to hide itDuring the Angelus, Francis prayed for the victims of today's church massacres in Pakistan. Before the Marian prayer, he said that God "loves us, really love us, and loves us very much! This is simplest expression that sums up the whole Gospel, faith, and theology. God loves us freely and boundlessly." The pontiff also spoke about typhoon victims in Vanuatu. "I pray for the dead, the wounded and the homeless. I thank all those who reacted immediately to bring relief and aid." The pope also made a plea on behalf of persecuted Christians. "May the persecution against Christians, which the world is trying to hide, come to an end, and may there be peace."

Dossier

by Giulio Aleni / (a cura di) Gianni Criveller
pp. 176
Copyright © 2003 AsiaNews C.F. 00889190153 All rights reserved. Content on this site is made available for personal, non-commercial use only. You may not reproduce, republish, sell or otherwise distribute the content or any modified or altered versions of it without the express written permission of the editor. Photos on AsiaNews.it are largely taken from the internet and thus considered to be in the public domain. Anyone contrary to their publication need only contact the editorial office which will immediately proceed to remove the photos.