A man in his 70s is arrested for displaying signs in a country park. Chan Ki-kau unrolled two scrolls containing a Lu Xun quote translated as:
Fierce-browed, I coolly defy a thousand pointing fingers. Head bowed like a willing ox, I serve the children.
Lu Xun’s early 20th century works were removed from Central Library earlier this year as some sort of NatSec measure, as were George Orwell books. (Does Baptist U still have Lu’s portrait in its own library collection? Does Chinese U still have all his books?) He was a CCP member and, it says here…
The Chinese communist movement adopted Lu Xun posthumously as the exemplar of Socialist Realism. Many of his fiction and prose works have been incorporated into school textbooks.
The applicable parts of the Country Parks and Special Areas Regulations are presumably aimed at preventing commercial advertising. But maybe it would also get you in trouble if you had a ‘happy birthday’ banner at a kids’ picnic. Maximum penalty: a HK$5,000 fine and three years in prison.
And the UN Human Rights Commission experts voice concern against Hong Kong authorities’ mass trial of pro-democrats and arrest warrants against exiles…
“China should review its National Security Law to ensure that the law is in compliance with China’s international human rights obligations with respect to the Hong Kong SAR,” they said.
No response yet from the government.