Self-Determination

Protests Again Take Place over the Weekend in Hong Kong, with Clashes in MTR Stations

Clashes with police in Hong Kong took place again this weekend, with clashes taking place in Admiralty, Causeway Bay, Mong Kok, Tai Po, Sha Tin, and other locations from Friday to Sunday. Many clashes involved police deploying in MTR stations, indiscriminately targeting both demonstrators and civilians... Read More

Withdrawal of the Extradition Bill in Hong Kong Is Likely Too Little, Too Late to Put an End to Protests

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced the withdrawal of the extradition bill earlier today in what appears to be a move aimed at placating protesters and deescalating the situation in Hong Kong. However, with Lam still refusing to accept the protesters' other five key demands, withdrawing the extradition bill is likely too little, too late at this juncture to put an end to protests in Hong Kong... Read More

Whether in Hong Kong or Taiwan, the Behavior of Political Elites Proves Unsurprising

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has become an increasingly contested presence as demonstrations in Hong Kong continue, with Lam refusing to compromise on any of the political demands called for by demonstrators. However, particularly in comparison with KMT political elites in Taiwan, Lam's behavior to date should not be surprising... Read More

Police Violence on Hong Kong MTR Provokes Outrage After Friday’s Wave of Arrests

Police violence again took place in Hong Kong yesterday after a wave of arrests targeting key protest figures on Friday. Particularly shocking have been images of police attacking demonstrators in an MTR car and attacking demonstrators on subway platforms, with the injured including small children. Tear gas canisters were fired directly in an MTR carriage by the Prince Edward station, something that could be potentially fatal, and a step up from a previous incident earlier this month in which tear gas being fired in an MTR station provoked outrage... Read More

籽:支持香港,紐約遊行

籽是一個藉由凸顯個人努力來發掘與推廣正義事業的攝影專欄。這些人是正義與抗爭的種子, 也是社會運動與社會改變的種子。上週末在紐約市有 700 多人為了支持香港反送中而上街遊行。這幾個禮拜的香港社會運動含括很多訴求,不過最重要的還是針對香港民主與警察暴力。... Read More

政治庇護沒有下文,台灣只會變成香港富人的避難所,無法保護香港的抗爭青年

儘管許多國際媒體認為蔡政府將提供庇護港人的協助,但蔡政府的庇護措施仍然沒有實質上的進展。也就是說,台灣仍然缺少正式、系統性的庇護申請程序;事實上,我們如果仔細觀察蔡政府過去幾週對香港的言論的話,我們不難發現,蔡政府其實應該更扎實地處理台灣的政治庇護程序。... Read More