Tại sao Hồng Kông có văn hóa biểu tình phản kháng

English: Why Hong Kong has a culture of protest

Vùng lãnh thổ thuộc Trung Quốc quản lý đã chứng kiến rất nhiều cuộc biểu tình phản kháng trong những thập kỷ vừa qua, trong khi ảnh hưởng của Bắc Kinh lên Hồng Kông ngày càng tăng.

Yellow umbrellas have become a symbol of the 2014 pro-democracy protests [Photo courtesy: Hong Kong Free Press]

Ảnh 1: Những chiếc dù vàng là biểu tượng của phòng trào dân chủ năm 2014 [Ảnh: Hong Kong Free Press]

Hàng trăm người với những chiếc dù màu vàng tập trung xung quanh các trụ sở của chính phủ để kỷ niệm năm thứ ba của sự kiện đánh dấu cuộc biểu tình đòi dân chủ lớn nhất của Hồng Kông

Những người biểu tình đã tái hiện lại thời khắc phụt khí ga hơi cay vào hàng nghìn sinh viên và những nhà hoạt động dân chủ. Họ tự bảo vệ bản thân bằng những chiếc dù vật sau này trở thành biểu tượng của phong trào đấu tranh.

Đó là một buổi tối mà người dân Hồng Kông thể hiện mong muốn dân chủ của mình và danh tiếng bất tuân thủ dân sự của thành phố này đã khiến cả thể giới chú ý.
Tiếp tục đọc “Tại sao Hồng Kông có văn hóa biểu tình phản kháng”

Why Hong Kong has a culture of protest

Al Jazeera

The Chinese-governed territory has witnessed bouts of protests in past decades amid Beijing’s growing influence over the city.

Yellow umbrellas have become a symbol of the 2014 pro-democracy protests [Photo courtesy: Hong Kong Free Press]

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Divya Gopalan is an Emmy nominee, international news anchor and correspondent for Al Jazeera English.

Hundreds of people with yellow umbrellas surrounded government headquarters on Thursday to mark the third anniversary of the event that set off Hong Kong’s biggest pro-democracy protests.

Demonstrators re-enacted the moment when police had fired tear gas at thousands of students and pro-democracy activists, who shielded themselves with umbrellas that became a symbol of the protests. Tiếp tục đọc “Why Hong Kong has a culture of protest”

The Guardian view on Hong Kong: the voice of Beijing, not of justice

Campaigners in Hong Kong and abroad say it is vindictive to imprison pro-democracy protestors over a sit-in. They are right
Student pro-democracy activists Nathan Law (L) and Joshua Wong (R) speak to the media outside Hong Kong’s high court on the day of their sentencing
Student pro-democracy activists Nathan Law (L) and Joshua Wong (R) speak to the media outside Hong Kong’s high court on the day of their sentencing. Photograph: Vernon Yuen/EPA

The jailing of Joshua Wong, Hong Kong’s youthful “face of protest”, and of his fellow activists Nathan Law and Alex Chow, is technically a matter of law but in reality one of politics. Two of them had already carried out community service for unlawful assembly or inciting unlawful assembly; the third had received a suspended sentence. That was not enough. They have been at the forefront of the pro-democracy movement, inspiring many more in Hong Kong to rally in defence of the greater freedoms it has enjoyed compared to the mainland under the “one country-two systems” formula. Authorities have been determined to silence these voices. By appealing against the “rather dangerous” supposed leniency of the original sentences, they have succeeded, for now. Tiếp tục đọc “The Guardian view on Hong Kong: the voice of Beijing, not of justice”

Police arrest nine more democracy activists in Hong Kong

channelnewsasia

 
The protest outside China’s liaison office in Hong Kong saw scuffles as demonstrators charged barriers and police used pepper spray to drive them back AFP/Anthony Wallace

Concerns are growing that the semi-autonomous city’s freedoms are under threat from Beijing, fuelling calls from some groups for greater autonomy or even a complete split from China.

Pro-independence activists Yau Wai-ching and Baggio Leung were arrested and charged Wednesday over causing chaos in the legislature after being barred from taking up their seats as lawmakers last year. Tiếp tục đọc “Police arrest nine more democracy activists in Hong Kong”

Anti-China sentiment flares up in Vietnam

al jazeera 14 March 2016

Rallies denounce China on anniversary of deadly navy battle amid continuing row over South China Sea islands.

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China is Vietnam's biggest trade partner and the communist parties that run both countries have historically been close [Reuters]
China is Vietnam’s biggest trade partner and the communist parties that run both countries have historically been close [Reuters]

Demonstrators marched in Vietnam’s capital on Monday to mark the 28th anniversary of a bloody naval battle with China and to denounce China’s growing assertiveness in the hotly contested waters of the South China Sea.

About 150 people wearing headbands and carrying large banners circled the busy streets around Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem lake chanting “Down with invasive China”.

They laid wreaths for 64 Vietnamese sailors who died in a 1988 clash with Chinese forces in the Spratly islands. Tiếp tục đọc “Anti-China sentiment flares up in Vietnam”