Criticism of the live-action remake of a 1998 animated version began last year when Mulan’s star, mainland Chinese-born actress Liu Yifei, expressed support on social media for police in Hong Kong, which was roiled at the time by anti-government unrest.
“I think it’s better for me not to comment too much on the situation itself because this film is invested by Chinese companies and they have allowed us to shoot this movie with immense moral complexity and it has passed censorship with very minor cuts,” Hui said.
“By portraying Hong Kongers as the ‘right’ kind of immigrant, distinct from migrants at the US-Mexico border or refugees across the Mediterranean, Western lawmakers see the Asian city as their own political theatre,” Cheng wrote. “They claim the mantle of human rights defenders by feigning solidarity, while espousing racist and xenophobic policies at home.”
Space for protest shrinking The national security law has started to affect how far people are willing to go in criticizing Hong Kong’s government, whether it is stores removing protest materials, self-censorship on social media or the reduced scale of protests.
Lam added that her government had “a duty to render assistance” to Hong Kong residents “caught in all sorts of situations” abroad and the government’s representative office in Guangzhou, Guangdong’s capital, will look into ways to provide that assistance and liaise with mainland authorities.
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Hong Kong’s police force has defended the actions of officers who tackled a 12-year-old girl to the ground in a shocking scene that was captured on video and quickly went viral. Police in riot gear cracked down on an anti-government protest in the Chinese region on Sunday, arresting almost 300 people according to the South […]
Fund flows from mainland China were particularly strong. For the first eight months, net flows from China to Hong Kong stocks via the Hong Kong Stock Exchange surged to more than $55 billion, up nearly 190% from a year ago, according to estimates by China Galaxy Securities.
The girl was not taking part in the protest, but walking through the downtown Hong Kong area on a mission to buy art supplies when she encountered police in body armor. In video of the incident, she appears to get spooked by the police and try to hurry away, but she’s chased by an officer […]
Hong Kong police later confirmed the rough arrest of the young girl in a statement, claiming that she had run ‘in a suspicious manner’ and officers had used ‘minimum necessary force’ to apprehend her.