Hong Kong National Party bani

On September 24, 2018, Hong Kong's security minister announced that the Hong Kong National Party would be banned, making it the first political party in the city to be declared unlawful under the Societies Ordinance. Officials said the party's advocacy of the city's independence from the rest of China posed a threat to national security and public safety. Critics countered the decision was meant to crack down on free speech and other liberties enjoyed in Hong Kong. 


The overreactions to the Foreign Correspondents’ Club talk go both ways: Beijing may have made an international celebrity out of a nobody in Andy Chan, and those coming to his defence are blowing the threat to ‘free speech’ out of proportion.

  • Authorities slam lesson plan as ‘biased and twisted’, with time devoted to study of banned separatist party and convener’s speech, as well as Taiwan discussion
  • Insider says, however, that two classes were only small segment of 23-hour programme under life education subject, which focused on freedom of speech

As a member of top Chinese political advisory body, HSBC’s Asia-Pacific CEO had to document his support for the highly controversial law, a source says.


Rents on tiny flats in some chic development projects are slipping to levels bordering the rates on the city’s notorious subdivided flats as landlords lose bargaining power in a recession-hit economy.


Rowdy crowd gathers outside police station where they assumed Chan and those arrested with him were sent on suspicion of possession of offensive weapons.

Andy Chan, from banned Hong Kong National Party, thanks Japanese leader Abe for raising issue with Xi during meeting on Thursday and asks on other leaders to follow suit.

The 12-page document was the result of an unprecedented state letter issued weeks ago requesting a report from the chief executive on the outlawing of the Hong Kong National Party last year.

Leader of outlawed Hong Kong National Party does not answer any questions on its ban, and says his move was a protest after government trio’s ruling meant he had to attend review without his lawyers.

Date set for January 14, with Martin Liao, Chow Chung-kong and Joseph Yam to sit in hearing which one executive councillor says could be the first of its kind.

Rival protesters clash before march in support of banned Hong Kong National Party, while officers from Organised Crime and Triad Bureau record every word and say they’ll take action retrospectively if necessary.


Education Bureau sends notices to all secondary schools and tertiary institutions as Beijing’s No 1 official for Hong Kong affairs commends decision to outlaw party, saying it posed risk to ‘national security and public order’.

Some warn that banning separatist party creates a legal grey area and suppresses free speech, but other legal experts say move only concerns the party itself.

The Post has obtained Lee’s 20-page letter to the legal teams of Hong Kong National Party convenor Andy Chan Ho-tin and spokesman Jason Chow Ho-fai. In it the minister attempts to justify his unprecedented decision to outlaw a political party.

There was never any doubt that the government would eventually forbid the separatist faction; what matters now is that the outcome is fully justified by local laws and in line with the principle of ‘one country, two systems’.

The United States, Britain and European Union decry unprecedented decision to outlaw party, while Beijing and pro-establishment lawmakers in Hong Kong say it sends a strong message not to test the limits of the law.

Pro-independence organisation had already received three extensions to formally argue its case, following a police proposal to outlaw the party for posing an ‘imminent threat to Chinese national security’.