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All photos in this issue, except the ones below and otherwise noted in the issue, are by HRIC. Building Community Section photo “Harcourt Village” Art courtesy of Maoshan Critical Reflections Section photo Art courtesy of A htsui (阿徐) Critical Reflections Is There Academic Freedom in Macau? Photo...
Editor’s note: This article was completed on December 7, 2014, four days before the Hong Kong police carried out the final clearing of the main protest in Admiralty. What’s next for the Umbrella Revolution? Therein lies the strength of a post-modern political movement: Success is no longer defined...
An Independent Path (Part 1) [English translation by Human Rights in China] “Shun! Guess where I am now?” These were the first words that burst out of my mom after her “long distance” phone call finally got through. I could hear the great excitement in her voice, but I didn’t realize she was...
This HRIC playlist includes two songs written and performed by Hong Kongers, as well as a video produced by a Hong Konger with “Blowin’in the Wind” performed by Peter, Paul ,and Mary as the soundtrack. “Who Has Yet to Speak Up?” 《问谁未发声》 The song, written to the tune of “Do You Hear the People Sing...
September 24, 2014 [Translation by Human Rights in China] Editor’s note: Martin Lee, one of the founders of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party and a member of the drafting committee of Hong Kong’s Basic Law, gave this speech during the week of class boycott, September 22-26, 2014, by Hong Kong’s...
Steadfast in the Storm: Hong Kong Towards 2017 and Beyond Two thousand and fourteen has been a momentous year in two respects. It marked the 25th anniversary of the June Fourth government crackdown on the 1989 Democracy Movement, a year in which the persistence of the Tiananmen Mothers and others...
Subcommittee on Human Rights The European Parliament Hearing on Challenges to freedom of expression and democracy in Hong Kong in the light of recent events December 3, 2014 1 Thank you Madam Chair, Good Morning, I’m very grateful for this opportunity to contribute to an exchange of views at this...
Human Rights In China: We want to thank you so much for making time to talk with us today. This is a very complex, important moment in Hong Kong people’s struggle for democracy, and you are a veteran warrior lawyer who has inspired whole generations, including those of us who have been working...
Promulgating Authority: 
The Standing Committee of National People's Congress
The Occupy Movement Has been a Huge Success Human Rights In China: The conventional view is that, currently, both sides of the protest are at an impasse: Beijing has said it will never withdraw the August 31 Decision by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, and the students are not...
[Translation by Human Rights in China] In 2014, two professors in Macau were dismissed on political grounds, ringing alarm bells for Macau’s academic freedom. These events show that the mechanisms safeguarding academic freedom in Macau are merely nominal. The two professors dismissed were Éric...

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