Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China

Tiananmen vigil organiser calls for unity

Lee Cheuk-yan. Photo: Sam Tsang

Lee Cheuk-yan, chairman of vigil organiser, the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, said one of the 21 Tiananmen activists wanted by the Communist Party had already arrived in Hong Kong from the United States, ready to join tomorrow's candlelight event to mourn comrades who died in the crackdown.

Monday, 3 June, 2013, 5:53am

June 4 vigil slogan stirs up simmering row in pro-democracy camp

Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

They have been accustomed to pressure - mostly coming from a northerly direction - for 20-plus years. But this year, the organisers of the annual June 4 vigil are feeling the heat from an unlikely source much closer to home.

3 Jun 2013 - 5:53am 2 comments

Activists call for Liu Xiaobo's release on anniversary

Protesters prepare to release balloons with a drawing of jailed Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo. Photo: Reuters

Activists in Hong Kong held a march on Tuesday morning to call for the release of jailed Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who was sentenced to prison three years ago on Christmas Day.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

A message from Uncle Wah: I love you all

About 100 relatives and friends of the late Szeto Wah gathered at Chai Wan Baptist Church yesterday to pay tribute to the democracy stalwart on the first anniversary of his death.

Guests wrote in a book of remembrance, while Szeto's family prepared bookmarks with calligraphy produced by 'Uncle Wah' that read: 'I love you all.'

3 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Burning faith that turned cold

For many pan-democrats, recent revelations that Szeto Wah, the revered democracy stalwart, had ties with the Chinese Communist Party was a huge shock.

But the connection becomes easy to understand when one reads Szeto's posthumous autobiography, The Endless River Eastward Flows: A Memoir, which went on sale this week.

26 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Szeto Wah: Beijing saw me as city's Lee Kuan Yew

Beijing once saw Szeto Wah as Hong Kong's potential answer to Lee Kuan Yew, the architect of modern Singapore, after 1997, the late democracy stalwart revealed in his memoirs, launched posthumously yesterday.

18 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

HK Alliance leads popularity survey for first time

9 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing sees no chance of Chinese 'jasmine' revolt

A spokesman for the central government's top advisory body yesterday rejected the notion that an uprising inspired by the 'jasmine' revolts in Egypt and Tunisia could break out in China. He was the first high-ranking official to respond directly to fledgling protests in mainland cities on Sunday.

24 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

True Chinese patriot

The funeral of Szeto Wah highlighted one of the central ironies of Hong Kong: the fact that the democrats who are hated by Beijing and not allowed to set foot on mainland soil were the original leaders of patriotic movements in the former British colony.

9 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Szeto Wah's characters live on at the fair

Szeto Wah created an annual ritual, using his calligraphic skills to produce traditional greetings at the Lunar New Year fair in Victoria Park for the past 21 years.

Now that is all history.

Szeto, 79, died of lung cancer this month, and thousands bid farewell to the democracy stalwart at a memorial service in Tsim Sha Tsui on Saturday.

31 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Therapy to ease Szeto's cancer pain

The battle of veteran democracy campaigner Szeto Wah against late-stage cancer is focusing on pain relief, his fellow alliance members say.

29 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Police back down over protesters' art

Amid outrage over their confiscation of three symbolic art pieces to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, police yesterday conditionally agreed to return them.

But despite claiming victory, activists said they would not agree to any political conditions, and called on the public to attend the June 4 candlelight vigil in Victoria Park to express their anger.

1 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

June 4 activists demand statues and artwork seized by police

Activists yesterday were still trying to liberate their democracy statues which had been confiscated by police at the weekend.

1 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Dozens demand release of detained June 4 activists

Dozens of protesters demonstrated outside North Point police station last night demanding the release of two June 4 activists - unionist lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan and veteran campaigner Leung Kwok-wah - arrested after a second day of clashes over a commemoration of the Tiananmen square crackdown.

31 May 2010 - 12:00am

Szeto Wah faces up to more cancer treatment

Doctors will decide whether veteran Democrat Szeto Wah, who is battling lung cancer, will need to start electrotherapy next month after he attends events marking the 21st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.

19 May 2010 - 12:00am