Hong Kong Government Refused to Restart Dialogue
With Student Protesters on Hunger Strike
Three protesters from the student group Scholarism are
going on a hunger strike starting at 10 p.m. on Dec. 1.
They released a public letter to the chief executive Leung
Chun Ying at midday on Dec.3.
It demanded that the Hong Kong government restarts a
dialogue on reform with student protesters.
Joshua Wang, convenor of Scholarism, went on strike along
with two volunteers Prince Wong and Isabella Lo.
The public letter also said that, political reform issues are
part of the Hong Kong government’s duties.
They asked Leung to take responsibility, by changing his
unpopular image and directly responding to students.
A Radio Television Hong Kong report quoted the Chief
Executive Office’s response to hunger strike protesters.
The office said students did not make appeals on reform
issues through legal procedures.
Therefore Hong Kong government will not and
cannot agree with them.
65 Occupy Central Activists Surrendered to Police
On the afternoon of Dec.3, the three founders of Occupy
Central movement, Benny Tai, Chan Kin-man and Chu Yiu-
ming, along with retired bishop Cardinal Joseph Zen
Ze-kiun and other 61 protesters surrendered to police.
They pleaded guilty for"taking part in
an unauthorized assembly".
Dozens of pro-democracy supporters and anti-protest
demonstrators shouted slogans outside the police station.
Hong Kong media reported that before entering the police
station, Benny Tai gave instructions over a loudspeaker on
surrender procedures and how to fill in relevant forms.
Supporters applauded after his talk, shouting slogans such
as"We Want General Election" and “No Fear or Dread".
The report said, Hong Kong police had designed a special
form for Occupy Central activists.
The form listed crimes for surrendered protesters to tick.
It only takes several minutes for each person
to complete the procedure.
The protesters were not arrested or prosecuted. They left
the police station after staying for about one hour.
Chinese Legal Workers Call for Building Inquiry System
on Violations of Constitution
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is making high-profile
propaganda for its first “Constitution Day".
Local governments are holding many oath ceremonies for
pledging allegiance to the Constitution.
On Dec.1, Guangdong legal worker Wang Quanping started a
joint signature movement calling for an inquiry system to call
unconstitutional acts to account.
Wang Quanping wrote a petition letter to the National
People’s Congress Standing Committee.
In his letter, Wang said violations of constitution frequently
occurred since the CCP created its constitution in 1954.
However, the CCP leaders never investigated a single
violation case throughout these years.
Wang thus said, clauses and oaths will not work on
Only by setting up an inquiry system on violations of
constitution and constraining political powers will
constitutional authority be truly established.
A RFA report said, over 60 legal workers and 100 citizens
signed the petition letter only in two days after it started.