The balcony observer's 330th report- The world is losing Hong Kong 世界正在失去香港

by Tsao T-F June. 27, 2021 255 views
Goodbye Apple Daily 再見了,香港蘋果日報

Goodbye Apple Daily 再見了,香港蘋果日報

(23 June 2021) Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said:

The forced closure of Apple Daily by the Hong Kong authorities is a chilling blow to freedom of expression in Hong Kong.

It is crystal clear that the powers under the National Security Law are being used as a tool to curtail freedoms and punish dissent – rather than keep public order.

The Chinese government undertook to protect press freedom and freedom of speech in Hong Kong under the UK-Sino Joint Declaration. It must keep its promises, and stand by the commitments it freely assumed.

(From: Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and The Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP)

(24 June 2021) Apple Daily: Hong Kong bids emotional farewell to pro-democracy paper (BBC news) Thousands across Hong Kong rushed to snap up the final edition of the pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily, which closed its doors after 26 years.

(2021/06/25) 自由台灣撐香港自由 蔡英文:民主種子已遍灑 (自由時報) 蔡總統認為,也許有人認為,這是壓垮香港自由民主的最後一根稻草,但她想告訴暗自竊喜的威權主義者,自由民主就像一棵樹,也許可以將它攔腰砍斷,但種子早已遍灑在土地的每個角落,總有幾顆種子,會生長成另一棵大樹。

「每個人都是螢火蟲,在漆黑泥沼中發出微小亮光,就不怕黑,人會影響人,在螢光中摸黑,沒有路,卻有方向。」林夕〈你我要化做螢火蟲〉

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Antonio Gil 2 months, 4 weeks ago

day by day freedom is swept under the mat. so bad

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Tsao T-F Replied to Antonio Gil 2 months, 4 weeks ago

pray

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Tom Snider 3 months ago

As Jay said, it's a beautiful image of the apple, and a sad, sad day for freedom.

3 months ago Edited
Tsao T-F Replied to Tom Snider 3 months ago

Thanks for the comment, my friend.apple

3 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 3 months ago

Lovely apple image. Sad turn of events for democracy.....

3 months ago Edited
Tsao T-F Replied to Jay Boggess 3 months ago

So sad.disappointed relieved

3 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Tsao T-F 3 months ago

Pray for a reversal.....pray

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