Press Release and Statement (HK)
Lee Cheuk-yan’s plea: This is my unrequited love, the love for my country with such a heavy heart
Your Honour, for over 40 years I have strived for democratic reform in China. This is my unrequited love, the love for my country with such a heavy heart. I remember a quote of sorrow from Bai Hua, an iconic writer from China's "Scar Literature" era (in around the late 1970s): "You love your country, but does your country love you?" Recently the term "Patriot" has been widely discussed across the city as the Chinese government advocates the "Rule of Hong Kong by Patriots". However, who is a true patriot? If loving the country means loving the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), things would have been much easier as the political principles of CCP entail absolute obedience. There was a famous saying that to follow the CCP means "to implement when understood, to implement when not understood, and to understand in depth while implementing", which I believe explains it all.
Times of Turbulence, Our Call to Resistance: HKCTU's statement on International Workers' Day 2021
It is no longer an option after 2019 to believe in normalcy. Bidding farewell in courtrooms and prison have become the new ”normal”. Our fellow comrades were sent to jail, forced to leave; some even lost their lives. Imprisoned for standing up to tyranny, hundreds became political prisoners.
HKCTU chair, Carol Ng, arrested for allegedly breaching the national security law Call for HKSAR government to cease political suppression now
Carol Ng, chairperson of Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU), was arrested home today (6 Jan) by the national security department of the local police and alleged to have committed the crime of subverting the state power under the national security law (NSL).
RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT CAMPAIGNS OF TRADE UNIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES AGAINST THE ANTI-TERRORISM ACT OF 2020
The Standing Committee of Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) expresses concern over the signature of President Duterte on the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 in the Philippines on 3 July 2020. The Act establishes and enables a council to designate individuals and groups as terrorists, legitimises detainment of up to 24 days without warrant or charge, authorises police and military to impose and extend surveillance, and removes the legal clauses to automatically compensate for wrongful detention.
The Victory of Hong Kong people is greater than mine: Carol Ng Man Yee’s Concession Speech
At 8 pm, Power for Democracy has just announced the results of the primary election. As I failed to obtain enough ballots to be endorsed in the primary election, I accept the result. I will abide by the agreement of this primary election and will not participate in the Legislative Council election this September. This primary election, I believe, is the last free election for Hong Kong people.
Indestructible Flames, Unbreakable Struggles: HKCTU Statement on the 31st Anniversary of June 4th Massacre
A whole generation’s hope for democracy and dream of freedom has crushed into pieces mercilessly, when the tanks drove through the Tiananmen Square on June 4th, 1989.
In Hong Kong, after 31 years, the new generation faces the same regime’s heavy-handed repression, when they voice their demand for democracy and freedom.
Now and then, the same bloodthirsty regime, governing both China to Hong Kong, has seen young people as sacrifices to keep itself in power.
“Prohibition on Group Gathering” Suppresses Public Demonstration The Union Front Persist with May Day Street Counters
The social distancing laws were originally designed to respond to public health emergencies to maintain social distance and reduce the spread of coronavirus, but it has now become a tool for suppressing demonstrations.
Trade unions front, the way to struggles: HKCTU statement on International Workers' Day 2020
From the early summer to the bitter winter of 2019, Hongkongers fought an unprecedented battle, reigniting the struggle against tyranny, which we called ‘the revolution of our times’.
After the Umbrella Movement, Hongkongers witnessed a low in the democratic movement, the vicious onslaught on Hong Kong’s democracy and rule of law by the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the disqualification of democratically elected legislators, the political-economic regime continues to suppress Hongkongers.
85% Workers in Hong Kong Affected by COVID-19! HKCTU Proposes Cash Allowance to Workers NOW!!!
The Confederation of Trade Unions collected nearly 400 surveys between March 23 and April 3, 2020 looking at how different workers are being affected against the backdrop of COVID-19 and would like to provide suggestions for the protection of the rights of the workforce.