Carrie Lam has withdrawn the extradition law

Carrie Lam has withdrawn the extradition law

The Hong Kong leader gives in to the people’s request

In this article, we have been forced to announce you the final decision of the Hong Kong Government: Carrie Lam has withdrawn the extradition law. The president announced yesterday, September 4, her intention to regain control and end conflicts.

Unfortunately, the proposed law published on April 3, 2019 triggered massive protests. Certainly, this fight has mobilized hundreds of thousands of people.

After that, it is a fact that the opposition has fought to avoid the sedition of any suspect to the Chinese mainland.

What intentions does Lam really have?

Carrie Lam has withdrawn the extradition law and her intention is to create dialogue between the Government and the citizens of Hong Kong. She wants to fight for freedom of opinion.

After announcing the withdrawal, it does not seem that the citizens have enough since only one of the five petitions has been carried out:

  • The creation of an independent commission that investigates police behavior.
  • The waiver of charges against detained protesters.
  • The withdrawal of the qualifier “revolt” on the demonstrations.
  • The application of universal suffrage.
  • The effective withdrawal of the extradition law.

Lam has only agreed to withdraw the law and has no intention of satisfying the other requests. It seems that she doesn’t want to improve the democratic mechanisms of the city.

In addition, the population thinks that the withdrawal of the law has been to gain time. In this way, they could celebrate October 1, the 70th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, without incidents.

Due to the latest events, Lam has the lowest popularity ever recorded by a government leader since Hong Kong returned to China.

Finally, Lam has announced that at the moment will not present her resignation. After that, people have confirmed that will continue with the demonstration next Saturday, September 7.

Please, if you are thinking of visiting Hong Kong from India, do not forget to apply for a HK Pre Arrival Registration. Due to the current situation, it is better to process it before travelling.

The Government has made arrests before weekend protests

Arrests before weekend protests

A repression against pro-democratic activists

Hong Kong is currently going through one of its worst times due to the people’s outrage against the current Government. Today, August 30, the Government has made arrests before weekend protests.

Certainly, the authorities have arrested three pro-democratic leaders. The protagonists have been Andy Chan, Agnes Chow and Joshua Wong.

The main objective of these arrests has been to dismantle the large-scale protests this weekend. These focus on commemorating the anniversary of the beginning of the protests in 2014 known as the Umbrella Movement.

The three key leaders in favor of democracy

First of all, the first arrest took place last Thursday, August 29. Authorities arrested Andy Chan, the leader of the Hong Kong Pro-Independence National Party, for attacking a police officer.

On the other hand, this morning 30th of August, they have arrested Joshua Wong y Agnes Chow. The two activists are part of Demosisto, a pro-democracy organisation advocating self-determination.

After the last events, the next Saturday protest has been canceled. The authorities have rejected the appeal and have not authorized the demonstration. Anyway, thousands of people are expected to demonstrate on Saturday, disobeying police orders.

Carrie Lam and her latest statements

Carrie Lam said that the increase in violence is seriously affecting the Asian financial centre. For this reason, the Communist Party authorities have announced their possible intervention to calm the violence.

The problems began with Carrie Lam’s entry to power and his proposed extradition law. Currently, this bill is only paralyzed, but people are struggling to make it disappear.

In conclusion, after the arrests before weekend protests, if the situation does not improve in the next days, outside agents will intervene to solve the problem in their own way.

Please, note that you must request a HK Pre Arrival Registration if you plan to travel to the territory. It is a mandatory permit to enter the country and very important due to the current situation.

In the coming days, we will try to give you more information about the situation and the next performances.

Protesters interrupted the train in Hong Kong

Protesters interrupt the train

Protesters interrupted the train station

Unfortunately, last Tuesday July 30th, hundreds of protesters interrupted the train service in Hong Kong. Protests against the controversial law of extradition to mainland China have increased and today there are more people participating.

When the first demonstrations began, the central government did not think that the protests would have such popularity and reach. Everything started three months ago with a series of demonstrations against the bill. The population considered that it could suppose the violation of the rights of those who were put on trial.

Nowadays, it has become a series of protests against the local government and its relationship with Beijing.

Certainly, there are daily demonstrations that have affected the shops and businesses of the city. Now, there are more police in the streets and sometimes made excessive use of force against protesters.

Tuesday, July 30th

Last Tuesday, the protesters blocked the train doors and oligiated hundreds of people to leave the stations. They announced that their intention was not to bother people, they want to attract the attention of the authorities.

After the latest demonstrations, the government has confirmed the existence of very dangerous and radical protestants. In other words, they claim that there are many aggressive people who are dedicated to attacking agents and destroying the city.

In conclusion, people will continue to demonstrate until the Carrie Lam Government withdraw the law issued.

We will continue to inform you about the news. Anyway, we want to assure you that if you travel to Hong Kong, you won’t have any problem or inconvenience. We only recommend you to apply for a Hong Kong tourist visa before your trip.

The consequences of clashes in Hong Kong

The consequences of clashes in Hong Kong

The clashes between police and protesters in Hong Kong

We inform you about the consequences of clashes in Hong Kong. Currently, at least 23 people have been injured after the clashes last Saturday, July 27 between police and protesters.

Certainly, initial protests against the controversial law of extradition to China have increased to provoke government reaction.

Saturday, 27th of July: the facts

The main stage of last Saturday was Yuen Long, in the north of the island of Hong Kong. In this place, members of the Chinese mafia ordered by the Police attacked to the protesters.

For this reason, the Civil Front for Human Rights have accused the Hong Kong authorities of employing these “thugs” since the 2014 Umbrella Revolution to stop the fight.

Subsequently, the Government issued a statement accusing protesters of violating the peace and the law. In addition, during the statement, they added that the police will take any action to stop the violent protesters.

An unstoppable fight

After last June 9, two months of struggle, Hong Kong has been the scene of numerous demonstrations. It all started when a million people gathered to demand the withdrawal of a bill that would allow all defendants to pass through the territory to mainland China.

The Government of Carrie Lam suspended the parliamentary process but did not withdraw the bill. For this reason, the demonstrations have continued and in addition, they are currently fighting for the resignation of the current leader.

On the other hand, Pekín has expressed its full support for the Government of Lam and has accused the United Kingdom and the United States of encouraging protests in Hong Kong.

Finally, the territory continues with the problems but fortunately this not affect to enter the country as a tourist. Thus, if you apply for a pre arrival registration for Hong Kong, you won’t have any problem.

The opposition returns to demonstrate in Hong Kong

The opposition returns to demonstrate in Hong Kong

The protesters need to explain the situation to Chinese tourists

Currently, Hong Kong is in a situation of chaos and disorder due to political circumstances. For this reason, the opposition returns to demonstrate in Hong Kong.

Last Sunday, July 7, thousands of demonstrators took the streets to explain the political conflict over the proposed extradition law to Chinese tourists.

In the first moment, the opposition only proposed to spread the message at the Tsim Sha Tsui train station.  After, the movement became a great manifestation. Unfortunately, the government authorities control the Chinese media so the news is limited.

The demonstration was peaceful and organized. They focused on the withdrawal of the extradition law and the withdrawal of charges against the detained protesters.

The movement began at 14 pm in Salisbury Garden and the march at 16 pm. Before leaving, the demonstrators took a minute in silence in memory of the four people who took their own lives.

In addition, during the demonstration, people brought slogans with phrases against the infiltrated policemen.

A protester declared that the police have deployed an important security device. He said that they wanted to generate a false impression announcing that the demonstration was dangerous.

Finally, we hope that this situation will be resolved immediately and the whole population calms down. It is necessary to resolve the problem because the opposition returns to demonstrate in Hong Kong every week.

Nowadays, the situation has not affected tourism so you can travel relaxed and enjoy the place. Please, do not forget to apply for a Hong Kong visa registration.

Enjoy your trip discovering Hong Kong as one of the most important cities in the world!