Hong Kong Government Gives No Support to Civil Nomination
July 15, Leung Chun-Ying, Hong Kong Chief Executive
recommended following the nominating committee mechanism
for the election of the Chief Executive outlined in a report
submitted to the CCP National People’s Congress(NPC).
He didn’t reject civil nomination proposed by the pan-democrats
but implied it violated the Basic Law.
The report did not mention the genuine universal suffrage proposal
of the 80 million participators in a referendum and the 50
million strong people’s procession on July 1st.
Hong Kong organizations including Civil Human Rights Front
(CHRF) and Hong Kong Federation of Students are disappointed
at the report.
They will decide whether to use civil disobedience after the
CCP NPC response in August.
Taipei TV Festival Sponsor Detained by Beijing
July 12, Xu Jiasen, Taipei TV Festival organizer and Hezhan
Entertainment Production Co. general manager, was
detained at Beijing airport when he was about to return Taiwan.
According to a Taiwan Liberty Times report on July 15,
Xu Jiasen doesn’t know why he was detained.
It’s guessed that it might be related to his agreement with
NTDTV’s participation in the exhibition.
Last year, the CCP forced hundreds of vendors to withdraw
from the Taipei TV Festival because the Chinese authorities
were dissatisfied with the Tang Dynasty exhibition.
Taipei TV Festival will be held in September this year.
It’s said the Taiwan Ministry of Culture was criticized by
academics for deciding to exclude Tang Dynasty
under CCP pressure.
Some people questioned in Taiwan Liberty Times how
the CCP could detain Xu Jaisen.
They complained: “CCP interference in internal affairs is so rude."
France Seizes Thousands of Chinese Counterfeit Goods
French customs seized thousands of fake goods again from China.
According to AFP report, July 15, French customs announced
officers seized a batch of counterfeits, including the 3700
strong liquid adhesives, 80 brand-name boxes, 19 luxury bags and
450 assembly game control devices in Lyon International Airport.
French customs pointed out that these different branded
imitation goods were to be sent to a newly established company
in Rhone province.
This company planned to resell these goods in all French markets.