采访/秦雪 编辑/宋风 后制/陈建铭
Anti-Occupy Central Taxi Driver Association Identity Questioned
A local bus company and taxi driver association in Hong Kong
participated in anti-Occupy Central and applied for an injunction
to ban protesters from blocking the streets.
An investigation by Hong Kong media found one of the plaintiffs,
Taxi Drivers & Operators Association, was a regional vote broker
of the pro-Beijing camp, DAB (Democratic Alliance for the
Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong).
Not only were they the staff canvassing for DAB candidates,
but also new immigrants closely related to the Liaison Office.
The other plaintiff, Taxi Association was alleged
to have registered with a false address.
The following is our report.
The Taxi Drivers & Operators Association has mobilized
taxi drivers to support the anti-occupation for days.
At first, dozens of taxis supported the “spontaneous clearance"
at Admiralty in mid-October.
On Oct. 22, as the temporary injunction appellants,they also called
trucks in to remove roadblocks.
Apple Daily’s investigation found the Taxi Drivers & Operators
Association has become a political tool.
They often canvass for DAB in the eastern district and become
spuds for local DAB.
Since the current director, Huang Yifeng, led the Association
in 2009, it has been found to work closely with the Liaison Office.
A photograph of Huang and his staff appearing in a New Year
reception in the Liaison Office was shown
on the association’s official website.
Apple Daily also learned that Huang Yifeng,
a mainlander from Fuzhou,
in his 40s,immigrated to Hong Kong 10 years ago.
He was once in the agarwood business,
and had a finger off from gunshot.
Another injunction applicant, Taxi Association, was found
to register at a local taxi dealer.
However, the dealer directors have not heard of the
Taxi Association and do not know the chairman or its director.
Recently, Chiu Luen Public Light Bus Company, Taxi Association,
and the Taxi Drivers and Operators Association have applied
for an injunction in Mong Kok, claiming the roadblocks
have caused business loss of 2 billion yuan.
But Chiu Luen bus driver said most of Chiu Luen bus routes
do not go through Mong Kok.
Only the one that goes through Nathan street
experienced business loss.
Hong Kong Alliance for True Democracy convener Joseph Cheng:
“In the past few years, the Communist United Front has founded
4,000 to 6,000 groups in various sectors.
These groups are mobilized to attack
the pro-democracy movements in Hong Kong."
Professor of Political Science, City University of Hong Kong,
Joseph Cheng, indicates that in the anti-occupation
demonstration on Aug. 14, there were various groups
such as some Zhenzhen district associations, some University
alumni associations, and so on.
Professor Cheng believes these groups are intended
by the Communist regime to create a false image
of public support.
Joseph Cheng questions the funding sources for these groups,
since each group would need thousands of dollars to operate.
In fact, much information has revealed various means
of the CCP to control Hong Kong.
Apple Daily reported on Oct. 7, that Communist National
Security has contacted the triads with nearly 2,000 people
engaging in activities in Causeway Bay and Mong Kok
at a “stability maintenance" fee of thousands of millions a day.
Wall Street Journal also reported the big four accounting firms
issued joint newspaper ads to oppose the protest
under pressure from Beijing.
Hong Kong’s Boxun.com revealed that Beijing organized
a special team to target the Occupy Central.
Members of the team are from the State Security Ministry,
Public Security, the PLA General Staff Department,
the United Front Work Department, and the Liaison Office.
The rear headquarters of the team is located in Shenzhen;
their frontline headquarters are in the Liaison Office
and PLA base in Hong Kong.
The report disclosed the special team collects intelligence daily
and conducts counter-measures through agents
in the Hong Kong Government, police, the various United Front
groups or pro-Communist organizations.
However, faced with threats from the CCP,
Hong Kongers are not intimidated.
Secretary-General of the Hong Kong Federation of Students,
Alex Chow, announced on Oct. 30 the plan to express
the democratic aspiration to Beijing
during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting.
Joseph Cheng: “In this Occupy Central movement,
Hong Kongers have realized that if there’s no voice today,
there’ll be no chance for any voice at all a few years later."
Joseph Cheng points out the fear of becoming part of the
mainland among the Hong Kongers.
What they are fighting now is not just a democratic election,
but most importantly a way of life, dignity,
and fundamental human rights.
Interview/QinXue Edit/SongFeng Post-Production/Chen Jianming