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Grieve Ziyang Rehabilitate “June 4th” Construct Democracy－－「10th Anniversary of Zhao Ziyang’s Decease Commemoration」
(Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, January 4th, 2015 Press Release)
Mr. Zhao Ziyang was the Premier of the People’s Republic of China and the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China successively in his political career before he passed away at 7:01 a.m. on January 17, 2005.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Mr. Zhao Ziyang’s decease. Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China expresses deep condolence for this ex-political leader who had the political conscience, strength, and courage to hold his stand against the Conservatives in power at the 1989 pro-democracy movement. His refusal on employing force to oppress students remained even after the Tiananmen Massacre.
Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China will be hosting a series of memorial events to recollect Mr. Zhao Ziyang’s contribution in promoting China’s economy, encouraging political reform, and supporting pro-democratic movements as well as to explore the path to democracy and social justice in China.
Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China “10th Anniversary of Zhao Ziyang’s Decease Commemoration” entails:
1. “The Thematic Exhibition of Zhao Ziyang” at “June 4th Museum” and Condolence Book
Date: January 4th, 2015 (Sunday) to January 17th, 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday)
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)
Venue: June 4th Museum- 5/F Foo Hoo Centre, 3 Austin Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
* Signing condolence book: display pictures of Zhao Ziyang, summary of Zhao Ziyang’s life, and condolence book (Citizens are welcome to sign at the museum).
* Thematic exhibition of Zhao Ziyang: thematic exhibition, small book fair, videos, etc.
2. Signing of Condolence Book on the Street
2.1 January 11th, 2015: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Outside of The Goldmark in Causeway Bay
2.2 January 13th, 2015: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Outside of China Building in Central
3. 10th Anniversary of Zhao Ziyang’s Death Commemoration and Seminar
(Jointly run with Contemporary China Research Project, City University of Hong Kong)
Date: January 17th, 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Venue: LT-18 Lecture Theatre, Academic 1, City University of Hong Kong
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Open to public to attend the exhibition and sign the condolence book
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Seminar.
Speakers include: Professor Joseph Yu-shek Cheng, JP (Chair Professor of Political Science at City University of Hong Kong), Mr. Willy Wo-Lap Lam (Journalist and commentator on China Affairs based in Hong Kong, ex-deputy editor for South China Morning Post), Mr. Ching Cheong (Senior journalist), Mr. Albert Chun-yan Ho (Chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China).
Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China appeals those Hong Kong citizens, China citizens, and everyone who is concerned about the development of democracy in China, to actively participate in the events listed, to commemorate Mr. Zhao Ziyang and jointly reflect on China’s future.