Martin Lee

China-U.K. Relations Fracture Amid Hong Kong Crackdown

As the Hong Kong government’s crackdown on pro-democracy activists continues unabated, relations between Beijing and London have become increasingly frayed. Areas that have previously highlighted Hong Kong’s...

Hong Kong Autonomy Further Eroded Under Cover of Pandemic

On Monday, the Hong Kong government announced a 14-day extension on disease control restrictions including a ban on public gatherings of more than four people. The extension is backed by medical experts to safeguard the...

China Arrests 7 In Gun Plot Against HK Democrat: Report

From Reuters: Police in southern China have arrested seven men including the suspected mastermind of a foiled gun plot targeting veteran Hong Kong democrat Martin Lee and media tycoon Jimmy Lai, a newspaper reported on Sunday....

Chinese Man Charged in Plot against HK Politician Lee

One of two men from mainland China was formally charged in court on Monday for plotting to assassinate Martin Lee, one of Hong Kong’s leading democrats.  From The China Post: The alleged plot was directed at veteran...

Two Charged over Plot to Murder Hong Kong Democrat

Two men have been charged for plotting to assassinate Martin Lee, one of Hong Kong’s leading advocates for democracy.  From AFP: The plot to kill Lee, a veteran activist and long-time critic of Beijing, was revealed on...

HK Democracy Activist to Quit Politics

From AP: Hong Kong’s best-known democracy advocate said Friday he will end his political career but keep pressing for greater rights, a campaign that has already led Beijing to brand him a traitor. Martin Lee, 69, said he...

China: Rules of Olympic Engagement – John Kennedy

An update of a CDT post, from Global Voices: On Hong Kong Democratic Party founder and Legco member Martin Lee being labeled a race traitor and running dog after his WaPo article, which proposed engagement with Beijing in lieu of Olympic boycott, was widely interpreted by some as a call for American intervention in China’s […]

China’s Olympic Opportunity – Martin Lee

Hong Kong Legislative Council member Martin Lee wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal calling on the U.S. to pressure China on human rights issues in the run-up to the Olympics. ESWN has reposted the full essay, followed by articles about protesters who gathered outside the LegCo offices to call Lee a “running dog”. […]



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