Open Letter 公開信

27-04-2022

HKB expresses grave concerns about the CCP’s United Front Work targeting BN(O) and non-BN(O) Hongkongers

Hongkongers in Britain (HKB) has grave concerns about the CCP’s United Front work, which is targeting BN(O) Hongkongers and overseas Chinese people. It risks neutering our political asylum, and endangers democracy and freedom - just what BN(O) visa-holders came here to find.

We wish the UK ceremonial and political figures reach out to Hongkongers beyond some well-established Chinese groups which may be subtly ‘open’ to the Chinese regime, Hongkongers fleeing from the oppressive regime should not be hosted and represented by the regime’s sympathiser(s), that is not BN(O) visa meant to be.

We share that the democracy and freedom we stand for shall be respectful, tolerant and patient to the differences however, we hereby highlight that such value should be tightly upheld to stand against the intolerance of differences - which is the approach of totalitarian regimes also in China and Hong Kong.

The UK should wake up to the idea that to tolerate such intolerance would end up eradicating pluralism in the end. It can’t be clearer to be seen in Hong Kong as an undeniable reality, even an inconveniently harsh truth there to many people in the UK.

港僑會 深切憂慮 中國共產黨 針對 在英港人 所展開的統戰工作

 

面對新一波港人移民潮,港僑會深切憂慮中共政權正針對英國國民(海外)公民、所有在英港人及海外華僑展開新一輪的統戰宣傳工作,此不只正稀釋港人移英免受政治迫害的性質,更危及英國的民主自由體制,均與英國國民(海外)簽證背道而馳。

 

我們期望英國的官員賢達能意識到部分頗具規模、歷史悠久的華人團體或與中共政權暗通款曲,未必能真正接觸到港人,畢竟那些剛逃離中共暴政的港人,不能荒謬地被默許甚或支持極權的團體接待甚或代表,此亦絕非英國國民(海外)簽證的初衷。

 

我們同意民主和自由精神即當相互尊重和包容不同的觀點,然而本會亦必須強調價值得被捍衛,就得譴責和對抗極權體制對異見的戕害,姑息中港暴政不是「自由」。

 

英國應清醒,訴諸「多元」從而包容、支持或默許禁絕異見的體制,最終會摧毁「多元社會」本身。香港是活教訓,對英國許多人而言也是難以面對、不想面對的真相。