I believe many island friends have heard that Ms. Ho Chaoqiong, Chairperson of the Association of Women from All walks of life in Hong Kong, and Ms. Wu Shuqing, Supervisory Adviser, will attend the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations as representatives of non-governmental organizations, and will address the General Assembly tomorrow and tomorrow to introduce the real situation of Hong Kong to the international community.
He Chaoqiong, the daughter of Macau gambling tycoon Ho Hongbian, is currently the executive chairman of Sindh Group in Hong Kong and is known as the richest woman in Hong Kong. Wu Shuqing is the eldest daughter of Wu Zhande, founder of Hong Kong Meixin Group, and also the founder of the first Sino-foreign joint venture in the Mainland and Beijing Aviation Food Co., Ltd.
He Chaoqiong (left) and Wu Shuqing (right)
Earlier, on July 8, another speaker at the UN Human Rights Council was Ho Yunshi, a Canadian Hong Kong Independence figure. She said at the meeting that Hong Kong police were cracking down on unarmed peaceful demonstrators and that Beijing was abusing the people of Hong Kong.
This is how the Hong Kong Independence elements spread anti-black and white statements on various occasions, and many foreigners who do not know the truth have been deceived.
Ms. He Chaoqiongs speech has been uploaded to the official website of the UN Human Rights Council. The theme of her speech is the real situation in Hongkong, China. After reading uncle Shu, she found it very helpful. She spoke with facts and counterattacked all kinds of rumors.
Uncle Shimadao eagerly translated the full text and wanted to share it with his island friends. Come on, lets see.
The Human Rights Council of the United Nations is a subsidiary body of the General Assembly of the United Nations, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. On October 28, 2016, 14 countries, including China, were elected members of the UN Human Rights Council for a term of office from 2017 to 2019.
I am speaking here as the President of the Hong Kong Federation of Womens Associations from all walks of life. The Hong Kong Womens Association is a non-profit, non-political organization with consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
The Hong Kong Womens Association (HKWCA) was established in 1993. Its mission is to unite women from all walks of life, to encourage them to pay active attention to Hong Kongs affairs and to advocate womens rights around the world.
We have over 100,000 members, including business women, professionals, workers, housewives and those who are keen on womens development and progress.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, partly educated here, and working here all my life, I have invested tremendous benefits in this city and have great respect for the unparalleled professional ethics, independent thinking, strength and resilience of Hong Kong people.
On behalf of the Hong Kong Womens Association (HKWCA), as a Hong Kong person who upholds a proud Chinese tradition, a continuing family relationship, a long-term commitment to social well-being and a commitment to sustained business investment, I am here to explain to you what has happened in Hong Kong from a factual point of view. ?
Stadium of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations
Hong Kong, China, is a powerful region with a population of 7.5 million. Hong Kong has enjoyed a high degree of autonomy, economic prosperity and social stability under the principle of one country, two systems since its return to China in 1997.
However, in the past two months, violent demonstrations have shocked the foundations of such prosperity and stability.
The views of a small group of extreme demonstrators do not represent those of all 7.5 million Hong Kong people. These organized and premeditated acts of violence have never been condoned by Hong Kong people.
Dissemination of false information on different local and international platforms, incitement to riots in public places, destruction of public and government property, participation in acts of bodily harm to police and citizens, defamation of police to create public hatred, and participation in illegal actions to stimulate police response are all acts of sabotage by extreme demonstrators. The authority of the Hong Kong Government to maintain social order is an integral part of the master plan formulated.
These extreme demonstrators committed violence in the name of human rights, but in fact violated the basic human rights of other citizens to express, secure and make a living. These citizens neither belong to this group nor agree with extreme views and strategies.
Live screenshot of the conference
In 1997, Hong Kong was legally transferred to its motherland, China, and became a special administrative region of China. Since then, Hong Kong has continued to enjoy a high degree of autonomy, economic prosperity and social stability.
According to the World Bank, Hong Kongs GDP in 2017 was $341.4 billion, with a per capita GDP of $46,193.61; its unemployment rate in 2018 was 2.8; in 2019, it climbed to the fourth place on the list of the most business-friendly regions in the world, behind New Zealand, Singapore and Denmark. Until two months ago, Hong Kong was one of the safest places for tourists in the world.
Hong Kong scored 90.2 in the 2009 index of economic freedom issued by the Traditional Foundation, maintaining its position as the worlds freest economy in the 2019 index.
Hong Kongs economic resilience, high-quality legal framework, low tolerance of corruption, high transparency of government, efficient regulatory system and openness to global business continue to be recognized by the Foundation.
Hong Kong also continues to rank second in the world in the latest World Competitiveness Yearbook 2019 issued by the International Institute for Management Development. The Yearbook recognises Hong Kong as one of the most competitive economies in the world.
Extreme demonstrators continue to undermine the authority of the Hong Kong government in the rule of law and order?
Hong Kong is governed by the Basic Law approved by the National Peoples Congress of the Peoples Republic of China on April 4, 1990. The rights and freedoms of the Hong Kong people are governed by a just rule of law and an independent judicial system.
The Extradition Ordinance proposed by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Ms. Lin Zhengyuee, aims to restore justice to a citizen who was killed by her Hong Kong companion in Taiwan in 2018.
Unfortunately, extremist demonstrators hijacked the well-meaning bill and used it to spread fear among Hong Kong people as a propaganda tool to weaken the authority of the Hong Kong government, which only wanted to protect the rights of a deceased citizen.
These extreme demonstrators continued to make empty statements claiming that the police had treated the demonstrators brutally in the past two months by using tear gas and rubber bullets, without mentioning the circumstances under which the police had taken these measures.
Anyone who has seen reports from the BBC, CNN, Bloomberg and other international media will see the Hong Kong police holding huge white, black, orange and blue flags to issue warnings at different levels, demanding that the protestors disperse and leave before the police take the next step.
Over the past two months, violent protestors have repeatedly set up roadblocks on major streets and sea-crossing tunnels, paralyzed main roads and Hong Kongs only international airport, damaged traffic lights, manipulated train tracks, flooded subway stations with water, poured gasoline on the streets and set fire to garbage and firewood in the streets and near police stations. And so on.
Again and again, the police warned the demonstrators to disperse and leave. Instead, the violent protestors blatantly ignored police warnings and threw bricks, glass bottles, metals and incendiary bombs at the police, shooting lasers into their eyes.
Only in this case did the police use tear gas and rubber bullets as a means of dispersing the crowd.
Tear gas and rubber bullets are widely used by police around the world, not unique to Hong Kong police. According to law enforcement procedures, tear gas and rubber bullets are effective ways for police to isolate demonstrators in order to avoid physical confrontation and consequent injury.
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security, regardless of race, colour, sex, language, religion, nationality or social origin, political opinion or other opinion. Human rights will never be favourable to one another and double standards will never be acceptable.
Whatever the political or social views of the police, the essence of their work is to enforce the law and maintain order. Deliberate personal injury targeting the police, exposure of private information of the police and their families, and harassment or threats to the police family are all acts that harm the human rights of the police.
Disagreement with government policies does not imply the privilege of depriving others of their human rights through violence. No one is above the law.
The people of Hong Kong support the Hong Kong government in stopping the rampant violence and arresting violent demonstrators in order to maintain social order and protect the whole people. ?
Violent demonstrations undermine Hong Kongs economy and peoples livelihood
Financial Secretary Chen Maobo has issued a serious warning about the adverse impact of the anti-revision campaign on Hong Kongs economy.
On August 5, thousands of people protested against the governments extradition regulations and participated in the citys largest strike in decades. Hong Kong encountered a large number of cancelled flights, chaotic commutes, traffic congestion and service disruption. Economists estimate that the losses caused by the protests on that day ranged from $38 million to $332 million.
On August 15, Bloomberg reported that the two-month protests were seriously hitting Hong Kongs economy, leading to the following grim situation:
Since early July, the stock market has lost $622 billion.
Visitors to stores decreased by 30-50% in June.
Cathay Pacific cancelled 200 flights during the airport shutdown on August 12.
Bank of America expects house prices to fall 10% from their peak in June.
Since early July, the main index of real estate stocks has fallen by 17%.
Since early June, Hong Kongs IPO has raised only $5.5 billion, down 74% from $19.63 billion in the same period last year.
The people of Hong Kong respect the sovereignty of their motherland, China, over Hong Kong. People living in Hong Kong are Chinese in terms of race, culture and society, which can be reflected in their lifestyle, thinking and social interaction.
We, the Womens Association of Hong Kong, are a group of citizens who firmly believe in justice. We are doing our utmost to restore social harmony.
This is our statement of the real situation in Hong Kong.
Source: Chivalrous Island Responsible Editor: Chengyu_NBJ11143