VANCOUVER, BC (January 15, 2020) – Alliance Canada Hong Kong (ACHK) launches as a unified voice to promote democracy and human rights in Canada and Hong Kong. The collective strives to empower Hong Kong-Canadian communities for civil, social, and political change in Canada, to rally Canadians and Canadian political leaders to support the democratic movement in Hong Kong, and to combat the influence of the Chinese Communist Party.
“Hong Kong is on the frontline against the autocracy of the Chinese Communist Party,” said Davin Wong, ACHK’s Director of Youth Engagement. “We must stand up and fight back against efforts to interfere and corrupt free societies, alongside our friends in Hong Kong and around the world.”
ACHK recognizes that the Chinese Communist Party threatens not only the freedom of Hong Kongers, but of Canadians and our allies around the world. ACHK fills a political vacuum in Canada for thoughtful analysis on the increasingly strained Canada-China relationship. In the past two years alone, the Chinese government has kidnapped Canadian citizens, threatened Canadian leaders, conducted widespread industrial espionage against Canadian firms, and marshalled students to harass Hong Kongers on Canadian university campuses.
“As a Canadian and a Hong Konger, I live with a privilege that my peers in Hong Kong do not share, tohave freedom to political engagement means I have an obligation to stand up for Hong Kong’s liberty and fundamental freedoms,” said Cherie Wong, Executive Director of ACHK. “We are committed to empower Hong Kongers and allies in Canada to take action in support of the city’s democratic transformation.”
In cooperation with Citizen’s Press Conference, a Hong Kong-based media organization, ACHK is immediately releasing a community consultation survey targeted to Hong Kongers and Canadians. The consultation seeks to identify the concerns of the Hong Kong-Canadian community and develop policy solutions to mitigate them.
ACHK supports and welcomes Taiwanese, Tibetan, Uyghur, Chinese, and other communities who are suffering from persecution by the Chinese Communist Party. ACHK stands in solidarity with Indigenous and marginalized communities both within Canada and abroad.
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