Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China
|Motto||Release all dissidents;
Rehabilitate the 1989 pro-democracy movement;
Demand accountability for the massacre;
End the one-party dictatorship;
Build a democratic China
|Founded||21 May 1989|
|Szeto Wah (founder)
|Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China|
The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, Chinese: 香港市民支援愛國民主運動聯合會 [ Mandarin (help·info), Cantonese (help·info)] or 支聯會. is a pro-Chinese 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 annual memorials for the Tiananmen Square protests in Victoria Park.
However, the number of attendances to the anniversary commemorations in Victoria Park, Hong Kong, has decreased because of the Localism in Hong Kong and the Alliance's political ideology of Chinese nationalism.
The Alliance has five operational goals:
- Release all dissidents (釋放民運人士)
- Rehabilitate the 1989 pro-democracy movement (平反八九民運)
- Demand accountability for the massacre (追究屠城責任)
- End the one-party dictatorship of Communist Party of China (結束一黨專政)
- Build a democratic China (建設民主中國)
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.
List of chairmen
- 關於支聯會 ("About the Alliance")(Chinese)
- The massacre refers to the shootings during Tiananmen Square protests of 1989
- Official website (Chinese)