Hong Kong Media: Xu Caihou Critically Ill; Trial Still Pending
Former Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission
Xu Caihou, had been transferred to prosecution for months.
The trial of Xu is still pending.
The latest issue of Hong Kong’s Trends magazine said,
the CCP military court had scheduled Xu’s trial for Jan.12.
However, the hospital gave notice of critical illness for Xu
as his cancer grew worse. The trial was thus suspended.
Pan-democracy Criticizes Founding “H K Army Cadets Association"
Another Brainwashing Attempt
As the Occupy Central movement was brought to an end,
the Hong Kong government recently founded
an organization called “Hong Kong Army Cadets Association".
Three honorary patrons of the association are, PLA
Hong Kong Garrison Commander, Tan Benhong,
CCP Liaison Office Director, Zhang Xiaoming, and
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying.
Leung’s wife becomes head of the new cadet group.
According to the BBC’s Chinese website, the inauguration
ceremony was held in a barrack of Garrison troops on Jan.18.
Only designated media were given permission of entry
to the event.
Chang Chen-shiung, New Territories South Regional Director
of Hong Kong Road Safety Patrol, told other media that
the cadet group aims to educate members with patriotism
toward China and Hong Kong.
However, Pan-democracy council members presented
their different opinions toward the group.
A RFI report quoted Dr. Chan Ka-lok, an elected legislative
council member of the Civil Party.
Chan cricitized that, after failure in promoting the Moral and
National Education plan, Leung was trying other methods
to brainwash Hong Kong’s adolescents.
According to the RFI report, Chan described the incident
as “extremely dangerous".
Chan suggested parents and their children say “NO" to
such groups with clear political purposes.
“Otherwise you will get into trouble", said Chan.
Alex Chow Says “Arrest by Appointment" Aims to Create Chilling Effects
Hong Kong police continue the “arrest by appointment"
campaign against activists.
On Jan.18, Secretary-general of the Hong Kong Federation
of Students Alex Chow and the vice Secretary-general
Lester Shum, visited police headquarters.
They both refused bail but were unconditionally
released soon afterwards.
After release, Chow told media that “arrest by appointment"
is not necessary if the police have enough evidence
Chow thus questions the move is a “public show",
aiming at creating White Horror effects.
Lester Shum also confirmed that the police do not
have enough material for prosecution.
The so-called “arrest by appointment" is to create trouble
for and suppress leaders of the “umbrella movement"
by putting constraints on their freedom;
on the other hand, the Police Commissioner Tsang Wai Hung
makes the move in response to requests
by Beijing and Leung, said Shum.