Posts Tagged ‘Hong Kong freedoms’

Hong Kong refuses to release Jimmy Lai as fears of religious repression mount

Thursday, November 16th, 2023

The Hong Kong government has dismissed a petition from ten bishops to release the Catholic entrepreneur and democracy activist Jimmy Lai from prison. The government accused the bishops of using “distorted words” that verge on “contempt of court”. The Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney, Archbishop John Wilson of Read more

China ‘gutted’ press freedom in Hong Kong, sparking exodus of journalists

Thursday, October 20th, 2022

As ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Xi Jinping lauded his government for bringing “order from chaos” with a citywide crackdown on dissent in the wake of the 2019 protest movement, an international journalists’ group said press freedom has been “gutted” in the former British colony. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) said it was Read more

Church in Hong Kong existing like plants in pavement cracks

Thursday, June 16th, 2022
Church in Hong Kong like plants in pavement cracks

The Bishop of Hong Kong has likened the existence of the Church in the former British colony to plants growing in pavement cracks. Bishop Stephen Chow commented in the Sunday Examiner that these plants “are proofs of the amazing power of life that comes from the Creator. How can they grow up in such a Read more