A #HongKongPolytechnicUniversity postgrad student, #GeraldHo Chunyin was expelled for life on March 1 for telling an interim vice president and Dean of Students “You’ve accepted money from the #ChineseCommunistParty and licked the CCP’s ass so happily!” and allegedly stopping them from leaving the office last yr. Yesterday, in a press conference, Ho asserted that since 1997, HK’s core values, esp. FreedomOfSpeech, have been quickly eroded by China such that HK is no longer different from China. “Why doesn’t the US cancel the #HongKongPolicyAct?” He just handed in a school fee of HKD30,000 on Feb 28. And he would be making HKD 30,000 a month should he be allowed to graduate from the Nursing Dept this year as afore-scheduled. However, he said that if he’s given a second chance, he’d do the same thing again, for he wanted the good old days of HK back.
The incident arose last October when the school authorities covered up half of the student union’s democracy wall which was displaying “#HongKongIndependence” slogans and articles on the 2014 #UmbrellaRevolution. Student representatives then did a 44-hour fasting protest and went to the Student Affairs Office to argue with interim Vice President Prof. Geoffrey SHEN (from red China) and Dean of Students Prof. Esmond Mok Chi-ming. SHEN called those posts on the wall “sensitive.” Yesterday, in connection with the same case, apart from Ho, former student union President LAM Wing-hang was suspended for 1 yr; U council student representative #OwanLi sentenced to 120 hours’ community service; and former external vice president #ChengYuetTing to 60 hours’ community service.
On Feb 28, #USConsulGeneral in Hong Kong #KurtTong warned that Beijing’s desire to “influence and control political conversations and events” in HK, e.g., disqualification of Legco election candidates, expulsion of foreign journalist #VictorMallet, and banning of #HongKongNationalParty, could negatively impact the SAR’s economy and the role of the international business community here.
#OneCountryTwoSystems #SinoBritishJointDeclaration #HongKongHumanRights
Chapman Chen reports