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Thu Jul 22, 2021, 07:59 AM

Hong Kong police arrest 5 trade union members for sedition

Source: AP

By ZEN SOO

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police on Thursday arrested five trade union members over children’s books they described as seditious, and a court denied bail for four editors and journalists held on charges of endangering national security, as part of a widening crackdown on dissent in the city.

The five who were arrested are members of the General Association of Hong Kong Speech Therapists, according to local media reports.

The association published three children’s books that Li Kwai-wah, a senior superintendent of the national security department, said have seditious intent.

The books feature stories that revolve around a village of sheep that has to deal with wolves from a different village. The sheep take action like going on strike or escaping by boat, according to the synopses published on the association’s website.



A hooded suspect is accompanied by police officers to search evidence at office in Hong Kong Thursday, July 22, 2021. Hong Kong's national security police on Thursday arrested five people from a trade union of the General Association of Hong Kong Speech Therapists on suspicion of conspiring to publish and distribute seditious material, in the latest arrests made amid a crackdown on dissent in the city. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 09:25 AM

1. "Hong Kong Speech Therapists"? That sounds threatening... Hong Kong is at a scary point

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 10:03 AM

2. Chinese citizens are sheep accepting wolf Party dictatorship in exchange for economic prosperity. nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 10:14 AM

4. Or they're afraid to speak out.

Keep in mind there's a huge difference between socialism and authoritarianism. China is authoritarian. So was Pinochet. Two different economical ideas.

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Response to Cinnamonspice (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 03:35 PM

5. Yes, it is very difficult to be anything but a sheep when you are being herded by wolves. . . nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 10:13 AM

3. If any government needs to go down, it's China.

All the people they've killed and imprisoned over the years? I hope China can be free one day.

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Response to Cinnamonspice (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 07:18 PM

6. Both Russia is the other.

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