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.
Joint Statement by 67 organizations (English)
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…)
TADC is going to produce a T-shirt for the 30th Anniversary of June 4 Rally. It will amplify our voices and our strength if everyone in the Rally is in the same T-shirt. The Rally will be held on Sat June 1 at 3:00 pm. The Liu Xiaobo Empty Chair sculpture will be there for preview.
With this year’s June 4th soon upon us, TADC has prepared a series of events to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre in 1989. Please come with your family and friends to these free events. Be sure to join us on Sat June 1 for the June 4 Rally and for the preview of the Liu Xiaobo Empty Chair memorial.
Toronto – May 29, 2018
Amnesty International Canada, PEN Canada and the Toronto Association for Democracy in China
jointly announced today the kickoff of the Liu Xiaobo Memorial project to erect a bronze sculpture of
an empty chair to commemorate his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in
We strongly denounce the arbitrary, unlawful and unconstitutional decision of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government to bar Agnes Chow Ting from running as a candidate in the Hong Kong Legislative Council by-election on the basis of her political opinion and political affiliation. This decision has violated the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) to which Hong Kong is a signatory. To comply with Article 26 of the Basic Law and Article 21 of the Hong Kong Bill of Rights, the HKSAR Government should immediately restore Agnes Chow Ting’s right and opportunity as a permanent resident to stand for election without unreasonable restrictions. (more…)
The international community is watching! HKers, please do not give up!
The open letter, dated Nov 29 and prior to his trip to China, urged him to consider human rights and political prisoners together with trade relationship. A list of political prisoners who are, or have closed ties with, Canadian citizens was included for the PM. The letter was prepared by Amnesty International Canada which, as well as TADC, are two of the 15 organizations that make up the coalition. (more…)