Month: July 2003

Sydney Morning Herald: END OF THE ROAD

A Hong Kong University poll has found 53.3 per cent of the
people are opposed to the new security law [Article 23] and only 16.4 per cent support

DJ: Australia, NZ Urge HK To Avoid Curbing Civil Liberties

“We urge (the government) to make every effort to ensure that civil
liberties are not lessened by the proposed legislation,” said a
statement from Chris Gallus, assistant minister to Australian Foreign Minister
Alexander Downer.

The Age: Anti-subversion laws go too far

Critically, it would mean that organisations banned in mainland China could not operate lawfully in Hong Kong. This would include groups such as Falun Gong and could potentially be extended to include
churches human rights groups, trade unions and even opposition political parties.

AFDI: Australian Tourists Discover International Blacklist of Falun Gong in Fiji

CID advised to contact the Chinese Embassy in Fiji for more information. When asked “Why the Chinese Embassy?” the Inspector replied, “Because the Chinese Embassy in Fiji brought them to us.” This is despite advice from the Fiji Human Rights Commission for this incident that Fiji is a free country which respects freedom of belief and that they should have no problems with the authorities.