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Hong Kong gov’t has to admit its failings over 2019 protests to win back public trust

On December 19 Hongkongers will go to the polls to elect a new Legislative Council (LegCo). For most of us our participation is limited to choosing 20 out of the 90 LegCo members in contests curated by the Chinese Communist Party. The authorities are worried about the turnout, as they should be after Macau went…

Macau media ‘gag’ forces Portugal out of its shell to issue stinging rebuke to China over its obligations

Last week the Portuguese Government issued a strongly-worded rebuke to Beijing over a controversial recent moves to censor Macau TV and radio, calling on China to abide by its international treaty obligations towards Portugal on fundamental rights. The rebuke came after HKFP revealed new guidelines issued to roughly 40 Portuguese and English-speaking reporters by the…

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Macau bans 21 democrats from legislative elections

Macau has disqualified 21 democratic candidates from running in its upcoming legislative elections. Electoral affairs officials say they were considered ineligible to run because they failed to uphold the Basic Law and bear allegiance to Hong Kong’s sister SAR. The 21 legislative hopefuls, from six electoral tickets, were notified of their disqualification on Friday. They…

Macau follows Hong Kong in shuttering Taiwan office

Macau said Wednesday it was closing its representative office in Taiwan, following neighbouring Hong Kong which made the same move last month in protest at Taipei’s support for pro-democracy activists. Hong Kong and Macau are “semi-autonomous” Chinese cities, although foreign policy is all but dictated by Beijing and the central government has taken an increasingly…

Macau police ban Tiananmen Massacre vigil again, citing subversion, defamation and Covid-19 concerns

Macau authorities have banned the city’s annual Tiananmen Massacre vigil for a second time, on the grounds that the event’s purpose and slogans would violate a series of local criminal laws, including instigating subversion and defamation. The Macau Union of Democratic Development, the event’s organiser, said it will appeal the police decision in the courts.…

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