Friday for Freedom
Inspired by Fridays for Future (a social movement to raise awareness of climate change), Hong Konger in Deutschland started Fridays for Freedom – regular demonstrations in different German cities to raise awareness of threats to freedom and democracy, especially in relation to the situation in Hong Kong.
Introduction to Further Education in Germany: Online Seminar
Rally: Global Day of Action
Hong Konger in Deutschland teamed up with other organisations to hold rallies in Berlin and Frankfurt supporting a call to action in defence of democracy. This rally was held in solidarity with rallies in other cities throughout the world on the same day. We thank all the MPs and leaders of human rights organisations working to support democracy and human rights in Hong Kong and throughout the world. Thank you for enduring the rain to attend the rally in Frankfurt!
Rally: Protest against EU-China Conference
On 14.09.2020, the leaders of the European Union held a video conference with Xi Jinping, the President of the People’s Republic of China, to discuss strengthening cooperation and communication between China and Europe. Hong Konger in Deutschland met with other human rights organisations and representatives of minorities who have been oppressed by China (Tibetans, Uighurs and Mongols) to protest in front of the Chancellery and demand that the EU prioritize its core values and not sacrifice human rights in order to trade with China. We are honoured that Margarete Bause (MP in the Bündnis 90/Die Grünen party and spokeswoman of the Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid) and Gyde Jensen (MP in the Freie Demokraten Party and chairperson of the Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid) joined us and each gave a speech to support us.
Rally: Protest against the visit of Wang Yi
In anticipation of a meeting between China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Berlin, Hong Konger in Deutschland published a statement calling on Heiko Maas to address human rights issues with Wang Yi, including Hong Kong, the Uyghur and Tibetan minorities, and Christians. We were honoured to attend a gathering organized by the Society for Threatened Peoples in Berlin and were represented by Ms. Amy Siu, who read our statement.
Our statement emphasizes that Germany, as a country that values freedom and democracy, should make its position clear, insist on respect for human rights and not be subject to an authoritarian state, because all countries should work together to ensure that no regime stands above the law.
Photo Gallery:… Ex’d…
… Ex’d … is a media art exhibition that documents the most critical movements in Hong Kong history, from the umbrella movement in 2014 to the bill to amend the extradition law in 2019. It was organized by Waldern-Kunstausstellungen and our eV.
At the closing ceremony, a representative of our eV delivered a speech and many Hong Kongers have come and supported us.
Rally: Solidarity with Hong Kong
On May 29th at 11 am the FDP made a motion in the Bundestag with the title “Condemn the Security Act for Hong Kong”.
At the same time, we and the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) organized a rally against the new National Security Act in Hong Kong. A board member of the ISHR Mr. Hubert Körper and a board member of the Asia Vision Foundation Mr. Man-Yan Ng also came by. The CDU MEP Mr. Michael Gahler was unfortunately unable to be present, but he wrote a letter that was read out by Mr. Körper to support us. Even though it was Friday, a lot of Hong Kong people stopped by too. Besides singing songs and chanting slogans, we read the open letter to the German government. We also took collage photos with participants to support democracy in Hong Kong.
Forum: The situation in Hong Kong & the persecution of Chinese Christians
In Hong Kong, a large part of the population stands up against the attempts of the Chinese government to limit freedoms in the city.
Rally: Solidarity with persecuted groups in China