We will never forget Liu Xiaobo: Human rights advocates honour Nobel Laureate
Since its establishment in Hong Kong in 2012, the June 4th Museum has again and again suffered pressure and harassment. Today when National Security Law has been imposed to the people of Hong Kong, the preservation of precious historical archives and relics faces many difficulties. The museum is having a crowdfunding campaign to build a permanent museum of human rights memory for the 1989 democratic movement to be available on the Internet. (more…)
Taking effect only on July 1, 2020, the National Security Law has already created a profoundly devastating impact on the people of Hong Kong. Dissent, freedom of expression and the relative high level of autonomy enjoyed by its people, are being eroded in an unprecedented pace and scope. We applaud the leadership and our government’s immediate action in canceling the extradition treaty agreement between Canada and Hong Kong. (more…)
TADC has published briefing notes concerning the dire situation in Hong Kong. We ask you to send an email message to local MP with the document attached. In the email, write your own words to urge your MP to speak up in the House of Commons for Canada and vote for immediate actions addressing the crisis in Hong Kong the same way as other countries like US, UK and EU have done.
多倫多支持中國民運會發表有關香港嚴峻形勢的簡報，希望閣下向當區國會議員發送電郵並附上此文件。 在電郵中請用自己的言詞敦促國會議員在國會上積極發言，要求加拿大為香港的危機立刻採取行動，就如美國、英國和歐盟等其他國家一樣。 (more…)
For the online event jointly hosted by TADC, VSSDM and CMDC, recording of the entire event is available at all TADC social media channels. Video clips for Tiananmen Mothers, Alex Neve, Wang Dan and Hong Kong protesters have been separately released with English and Chinese subtitles on YouTube. The links to all of the videos are listed below. (more…)
Canada, UK, USA, EU, Germany, Australia and many countries have officially expressed their opposition to the bill proposed in Hong Kong on extradition arrangement with China. Some countries went so far as to request Hong Kong government to withdraw the bill. 67 international organizations, TADC as one of them, has issued a joint statement to Ms Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong, to express our deep concerns on the bill due to China’s poor records on human rights and on rule of law. The Global Rally Against Extradition to China on Sunday June 9th will be held in 27 cities of 10 countries in addition to Hong Kong (as of this upload), including Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver in Canada. For information on the rally in each city, please refer to the listing in this document and Facebook page Global Solidarity with Hong Kong.
Many organizations around the world are organizing events to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre. Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary of Canada are erecting a Liu Xiaobo memorial in each city as the focus of the commemoration. (more…)
Stand Up for human rights in Xinjiang and take actions to protect Canadians
Dear Prime Minister:
On behalf of Toronto Association for Democracy in China, we write to raise our deep concerns about the massive human rights abuse in Xinjiang (East Turkistan), China.
We are heartened when Canada became the first state to acknowledge China’s use of ‘re-education’ camps to hold hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs. However, we are deeply disappointed that our government has not taken concrete actions to stand up for the Uyghurs in Xinjiang, and to protect Uyghur Canadians from the harassment in Canada by the Chinese government. (more…)
Dear Minister Freeland,
I write to you on behalf of the members of the Canadian Coalition on Human Rights in China listed below with an urgent request. As you know, China’s human rights record will be in the global spotlight tomorrow when the country is examined under the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic review process for the first time since 2013. As always, there are many pressing human rights concerns that merit attention as states present their questions and recommendations for reform to China. We have welcomed the opportunity to engage with your officials, as part of our annual consultation meeting and through written submissions, as to issues we hope Canada will highlight. (more…)