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​薪火雜誌

2022年7月 第132期

July 13th, 2022 marks the fifth anniversary of the death of Liu Xiaobo.

 


Born in Changchun, China on December 28th, 1955, Liu studied literature and philosophy, and worked as literary critic and journalist. After receiving his doctorate in 1988, he was active as a guest lecturer in Europe and the United States.

For his participation in the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989, Liu was sentenced to two years in prison. He also served a three-year term in a Chinese prison camp for criticizing the country's one-party system.

During his life, Liu Xiaobo fought for a more open, free and democratic China. He called on the Chinese government to live up to the words enshrined in the Chinese constitution, that citizens would enjoy, "Freedom of speech, of the press, of assembly, of association, of procession and of demonstration."

Sadly, people in today's China and Hong Kong enjoy none of these privileges.

Liu was arrested in December of 2008, for his part in the drafting of Charter 08, advocating the shifting of China's political system toward democracy, and sentenced to eleven years imprisonment for undermining state authorities. He denied the charges, saying, "Opposition is not the same as undermining.” Liu was awarded the Nobel Peace prize in 2010.

Let us remember this remarkable man, who gave his life for a free and democratic China. This was a man who truly loved his country, so much so that he sacrificed his own well being, comfort, his very life, for this ideal.

Liu Xiaobo, may you Rest in Peace, and may your dream for a free and open China soon be a reality.

 
Statement on the 33rd Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre
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 June 4th Memory & Human Rights Museum

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When Hong Kong’s basic freedoms come under attack,media tycoon Jimmy Lai finds himself in the crosshairs of the state and must choose between defending Hong Kong’s long-standing liberties, or his own freedom.

當香港的基本自由受到攻擊時,媒體大亨黎智英發現自己成為國家的標靶,他必須在捍衛香港長期存在的自由或自己的自由之間做出選擇。

VSSDM is hosing two screenings of the documentary :The Hong Konger: Jimmy Lai's Extraordinary Struggle for Freedom

Duration: 73 minutes

Release Year: 2022

Country of Production: USA, Hong Kong, UK

Genre: Documentary

Screening Date and Time: September 10 (Saturday) and 18 (Sunday), 1pm to 4pm.

Q & A Section after the screening

溫哥華支援民主運動聯合會(溫支聯)將放映兩場紀錄片:《香港人:黎智英為自由而奮鬥》(片名是臨時翻譯).

片長:73 分鐘

發行年份:2022

製作地:美國、香港、英國

類型:紀錄片

放映後會有問答環節