Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China

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Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China
香港市民支援愛國民主運動聯合會
Logo of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China.svg
Type Non-profit
NGO
Founded 21 May 1989
Key people Szeto Wah (founder);
Lee Cheuk-yan
Motto Release all dissidents;
Rehabilitate the 1989 pro-democracy movement;
Demand accountability for the massacre;
End the one-party dictatorship;
Build a democratic China
Website www.alliance.org.hk

The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China (the Alliance)[1] is a pro-democratic organization that was established on 21 May 1989 in the then British colony of Hong Kong during the demonstration for the students protest in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. The aims of the organization are supporting patriotic democratic movements in China, putting an end to the current one-party dictatorship established by the Communist Party of China, and building a democratic China. It has become the largest grassroots pro-democracy advocacy group in Hong Kong, comprising over 200 base-level members from labour, councillor offices, religious, students, women and political commentary interest groups. Every year, the Alliance holds "Vindicate 4 June and Relay the Torch" activity in Victoria Park. According to the organizers, the 20th anniversary commemorations in Victoria Park, Hong Kong, held on 4 June 2009 was attended by over 150,000 people.[2]

Operational goals[edit]

The Alliance has five operational goals:[3]

  1. Release all dissidents (釋放民運人士)
  2. Rehabilitate the 1989 pro-democracy movement (平反八九民運)
  3. Demand accountability for the massacre [4](追究屠城責任)
  4. End the one-party dictatorship (結束一黨專政)
  5. Build a democratic China (建設民主中國)

Slogans[edit]

The Alliance adopts these slogans:

  • Implement human rights covenants
  • Construct a democratic China
  • The democracy martyrs will live forever in our memory.
  • Mourning for Zhao Ziyang and Vindicate 4 June.

22nd Annual Committee[edit]

Led by Szeto Wah, an outspoken democracy activist and patriot, until his death on 2 January 2011.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chinese: 香港市民支援愛國民主運動聯合會 [About this sound Mandarin , About this sound Cantonese ] or 支聯會.
  2. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/05/world/asia/05hong.html
  3. ^ 關於支聯會 ("About the Alliance")(Chinese)
  4. ^ The massacre refers to the shootings during Tiananmen Square protests of 1989

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