Carrie Lam 'press freedom predator'
A free Press is the fourth pillar of a democratic civil society alongside the Executive, Legislative and Judicial pillars.
In 2017, Hong Kong's (HK) vision as it had been since 1997, was to become 'Asia's world city'. Maintaining HK's status for 50 years as an international financial center is included in HK's UN international treaty the Joint Declaration.
Being portrayed alongside leaders of the world's pariah states as an RSF 'press freedom predator' was not the publicly stated vision of HK's Chief Executive (CE) Carrie Lam (CLam) during her 2017 Chief Executive election campaign.
CLam was only one of three CE candidates in 2017 who had first been vetted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) regime . It was hardly surprising to the majority of HK people that the popular choice of John Tsang lost to the elite's and business community's choice of CLam : HK is not a democracy, like China and Singapore it is a feudal Chinese plutocracy.
Unsurprisingly, today China's Emperor Xi Jinping stands alongside CLam as an RSF 'press freedom predator'. The illegitimate, totalitarian CCP 'People's democratic dictatorship' has hidden its true intentions behind its lies of promoting democracy and human rights.
Since the British handover of HK to China in 1997, every HK CE has been worse than their predecessor and none has completed a second term. HK's political situation has deteroriated since the CCP took control of China in 1949, and worsened since the 4 June 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre : The core issue is HK people's lawful human rights under UN international treaties, including Press freedoms, which are being denied by CCP and the HK government.
Many lies have been cast throughout the history of CCP which are used as part of its structural violence of torture by coercion of the people of China in the name of 'stability and prosperity', and to ensure that CCP remains in power : i.e. if you want 'prosperity' then you must accept and support CCP's actions for 'stability' which includes arbitrary disappearances, murder, Tiananmen massacre, COVID-19 source and spreading, Xinjiang genocide, etc.
HK's monolithic power structure includes the Executive, Legislative and Judicial. The last remaining elements that CCP wants to silence is the free Press and internet.
RSF's 2021 World Press Freedom Index Hong Kong (HK) is ranked 80th out of 179. China is ranked 177/179 i.e. HK's destiny!
RSF reported "The first two women predators are both from Asia. One is Carrie Lam, who heads a government that was still democratic when she took over. The chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region since 2017, Lam has proved to be the puppet of Chinese President Xi Jinping, and now openly supports his predatory policies towards the media. They led to the closure of Hong Kong’s leading independent newspaper, Apple Daily, on 24 June and the jailing of its founder, Jimmy Lai, a 2020 RSF Press Freedom laureate."
RSF reported “Journalism is the best vaccine against disinformation,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “Unfortunately, its production and distribution are too often blocked by political, economic, technological and, sometimes, even cultural factors. In response to the virality of disinformation across borders, on digital platforms and via social media, journalism provides the most effective means of ensuring that public debate is based on a diverse range of established facts.”
RFA 5 July 2021 reported "Looking at Shanghai in 1949 and the direction Hong Kong is going in right now, it will wind up the same as mainland China; it will be assimilated," Ling [Cangzhou] said in an interview shortly after Hong Kong police arrested Fung Wai-kong, managing editor and chief opinion writer for shuttered pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily's English website, at the airport on suspicion of "colluding with a foreign power" under the national security law."
The Emperor has no clothes! In its 2020 annexation of Hong Kong (HK), the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) acting like a lunatic, hitched itself irrevocably onto the city, and then drove China over the cliff!
CCP please answer all of the following UN letters sent to you:
Mandates of the UN Special Rapporteur 28 June 2019 (On 12 June 2021 protest)
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