Hong Kong roundtable with Deputy Mayor Dr Debbie Weekes-Bernard
22-Jul-2021 Dr Debbie Weekes-Bernard is London’s Deputy Mayor for Communities and Social Justice. On Thursday 22 July, Hackney Chinese Community Services (HCCS) hosted a roundtable discussion between London Deputy Mayor Dr Debbie Weekes-Bernard and organisations providing services to support Hongkongers arriving in the UK. Individuals shared their experiences in arriving and settling in London, and discussion centred around how to welcome and assist the new community.
UEFA EURO 2020
29-June-2021 England vs. Germany
6.12 Hong Kong Rally
Pastor Roy Chan @ EGN Church
22-May-2021 HKB Interview: Pastor Roy Chan @ EGN Church 英國港僑協會訪談：陳凱興 傳道
New Plan for Immigration
UK Local Election Introduction
Deadline: April 2021
Press Conference｜Housing needs and the situation of Hong Kong BN(O)s arriving in the UK
08-Mar-2021 2021 年 3月 8日 是英聯邦週年紀念日， 節日快樂！ * 提提你：英國國民 （海外） 公民 是 英國國民 及 英聯邦公民。 此獨特身份由英國政府及法律所賦予， 憑此維繫英國及香港的歷史關係，英國更致力兌現及捍衛對香港公民及其子女的自由承諾。 Commonwealth Day is on 8 Mar 2021. Happy day! * Reminder: Hong Kong BN(O) citizens are British nationals and Commonwealth citizens. This unique identity is granted by the British government and laws. In addition to maintaining the historical relationship between the UK and Hong Kong, the UK is committed to fulfilling and defending its promise of freedom to Hong Kong people. Photo credit: @Westminster Abbey/ Picture Partnership
07-Mar-2021 誠邀參加 香港思源「我係香港人」倡議行動講座， 介紹佢哋嘅成立目的、 宗旨、計劃。 透過今年即將舉行 (十年一度) 嘅 二〇二一 英國人口普查，佢哋想向英國社會及全世界講述點解「我係香港人」。 You are cordially invited to attend a webinar on Power to Hongkongers "We are Hongkongers" initiative. In this event, PTHK will introduce their purposes, values and plans. Through the Census 2021 (once per ten years), they want to tell the British society and the world why "we are Hongkongers", and how to do it. 活動網頁 Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/792231015060378/ Speaker: Mr Bass, PTHK “We are HKers” Campaigner 講者：Mr Bass 香港思源 「我係香港人」 倡議代表 Venue: Live streaming on HKB Facebook Page 地點： 英國港僑協會 Facebook 專頁 串流直播 Date: 07 Mar (Sun) Time: 11:00 – 12:00 (GMT) 日期： 三月七日（日） 時間： 11:00 – 12:00 （英國） Agenda 時程表: • 11:00 – 11:15 Introduction of Power to Hongkongers 香港思源 成立宗旨 • 11:15 – 11:25 “We are Hongkongers” Campaign 「我係香港人」 倡議目的 • 11:25 – 11:35 Update of the Census Project 「我係香港人」 倡議行動 x 人口普查 • 11:35 – 11:45 Discussion with Simon Cheng, Founder of HKB 與 鄭文傑 英國港僑協會 創辦人 對話 • 11:45 – 12:00 Q&A Session with audiences (comments online) 網友互動及問答環節 （直播留言） * 提提你， 上次本會與英國國家統計局合辦的講座提到： ● 國家統計局在人口普查中收集的信息在100年內都是匿名的。 ● 人口普查是每十年進行一次的調查，每個人都需要參與。 ● 國家統計局負責英格蘭和威爾士的人口普查 。 ● 人口普查很重要，因為它可以提供有關社會的最詳細信息。 ● 這將是第一次以電子化進行人口普查 。 ● 如果您未能填寫人口普查表，可被處以最高1,000英鎊的罰款。 ● 語言熱線 0800 587 2021 將會在2021年3月1日至2021年6月26日開始運作。 ● 有關更多信息，請參見： https://www.ons.gov.uk/census * Key messages (mentioned by the webinar with ONS) for Census 2021 ● The information ONS collects in the census remains anonymous for 100 years ● Census is a survey that happens every 10 years and everyone takes part ● The ONS is responsible for the census in England and Wales ● Census provides information that the government needs to improve transport, education and public health etc. ● This will be a digital-first census and takes place on 21 March 2021 ● Failure to complete census forms could result in a fine of up to £1,000 ● For language support to fill the census forms, please contact 0800 587 2021 ● Further information can be found on https://www.ons.gov.uk/census For English: https://census.gov.uk/.../languages-and.../languages For Cantonese: https://census.gov.uk/.../languages.../languages/cantonese
04-Mar-2021 英國港僑協會向四十七名民主義士及家屬致上慰問，對極權政府的打壓感到非常悲憤。民主自由理念乃英國及國際的普世價值，中共政權利用腐化的軍警及司法機關箝制民眾自由，踐踏最基本的人性尊嚴，犯下嚴重的反人類罪行。願在英港人銘記危難，與在港手足同行，在世界各地抵禦極權體制的滲透，早日讓香港落實民主與自由。 HKB extended support to 47 democrats and their families, and felt very sad and indignant at the suppression of the totalitarian government. Democracy and freedom are the universal values of the UK and the international community. The CCP regime uses corrupt military police and judicial organs to suppress people's freedom, trample on the most basic human dignity, and commit serious crimes against humanity. We hope Hongkongers in the UK will bear in mind the dangers, walk with brothers and sisters in Hong Kong, resist the infiltration of the totalitarian system all over the world, and see a democratic, free and just Hong Kong ASAP.
Escape from Beijing: Human Rights in the Matrix of Localism, Nationalism, and Globalism
25-Feb-2021 轉發分享 Forward and Share. 二〇二一年二月二十五日（星期四） 25 Feb 2021 (THU) 英國時間 (GMT): 7 - 8:30 PM / 香港時間 (HKT): 3 - 4:30 AM
21-Feb-2021 誠邀參加 二〇二一年 英國人口普查 介紹講座：英國國家統計局將進行每十年一次的全國性人口調查工作，目的是收集信息為我們所生活的社會提供寶貴的人口數據，地方當局以至慈善機構等組織都有賴於此以協助制定我們所需要的交通、教育和醫療保健服務等的政策。 完成人口普查是在英人士的義務， 本講座將介紹該計劃及流程。 You are cordially invited to attend a webinar on Census 2021 for Hong Kong new arrivals: ONS will conduct a census with the purpose of collecting information of valuable demographic data for stakeholders, including the authorities and charities, the UK relies on this data to help formulate the transportation, education, and healthcare services. It is the responsibility of people in the UK to complete the census. This webinar will introduce the plan. 活動網頁 Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/883734705794442/?active_tab=about Speaker: Pat Lok, ONS Community Advisor 講者：Pat Lok 英國國家統計局 社區顧問 Venue: Live streaming on HKB Facebook Page 地點：英國港僑協會Facebook 專頁 串流直播 Agenda 時程表: • 11:00 – 11:15 ONS Presentation: Introduction of Census 2021 英國國家統計局 二〇二一年人口普查 簡介 • 11:15 – 11:30 Discussion with Simon Cheng, Founder of HKB 與 鄭文傑 英國港僑協會 創辦人 對話 • 11:30 – 12:00 Q&A Session with audiences (comments online) 網友互動及問答環節 （直播留言） * 提提你， 本次與英國國家統計局合辦的講座提到 ● 國家統計局在人口普查中收集的信息在100年內都是匿名的。 ● 人口普查是每十年進行一次的調查，每個人都需要參與。 ● 國家統計局負責英格蘭和威爾士的人口普查 。 ● 人口普查很重要，因為它可以提供有關社會的最詳細信息。 ● 這將是第一次以電子化進行人口普查 。 ● 如果您未能填寫人口普查表，可被處以最高1,000英鎊的罰款。 ● 語言熱線 0800 587 2021 將會在2021年3月1日至2021年6月26日開始運作。 ● 有關更多信息，請參見： https://www.ons.gov.uk/census * Key messages (mentioned by the webinar with ONS) for Census 2021 ● The information ONS collects in the census remains anonymous for 100 years ● Census is a survey that happens every 10 years and everyone takes part ● The ONS is responsible for the census in England and Wales ● Census provides information that the government needs to improve transport, education and public health etc. ● This will be a digital-first census and takes place on 21 March 2021 ● Failure to complete census forms could result in a fine of up to £1,000 ● For language support to fill the census forms, please contact 0800 587 2021 ● Further information can be found on https://www.ons.gov.uk/census For English: https://census.gov.uk/....../languages-and....../languages For Cantonese: https://census.gov.uk/....../langu....../languages/cantonese #Census #Census2021 #RBKC #LBHF #CensusStories #LetsCount
30-Jan-2021 HKB Welcome Event: Basic Information for BNO citizens in the UK 法律及財務的專業諮詢 Perseus (Legal Consulting) Twitter: https://twitter.com/Perseus852 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Perseus852 Thomas (Accounting Consulting) Email: email@example.com Website: https://www.shawgibbs.com
NHS VOLUNTEER RESPONDERS
08-Jan-2021 2020 is a challenging year, but the challenge has yet to be overcome. The world, including the UK, is still battling with COVID-19, and the NHS needs our help gravely. If you have spare time and wish to lend a hand to the NHS, please fill in the application form to register as an NHS Volunteer Responder and/ or a St John Ambulance volunteer. Make sure you verify your email after submitting the form to activate your account. It is more blessed to give than to receive. During these crisis-ridden times, let us contribute to the community and our country. 2020年是充滿挑戰的一年，但這一挑戰尚未結束。 包括英國在內的世界仍在與COVID-19作戰，而NHS迫切需要我們的幫助。 如果您有空閒時間並希望幫助NHS，請填寫申請表以註冊為NHS志願者和/或St John Ambulance志願者，申請後請驗證您的電子郵件以啟用帳戶。 施與受比受更幸福，在這充滿危機的時代，讓我們為社區和我們的國家作出貢獻。
Panel Event "Repression & Prejudice: The challenges faced by East Asian communities at home and overseas"
16-Nov-2020 Simon Cheng, Founder of HKB, speaks about the mistreatment of opaque Chinese judiciary, CCP propaganda media in the UK, pro-democracy cause for Hong Kong, and the rights of Hongkongers (including non-BNO citizens) in Britain, with Rahima Mahmut and Hau-Yu Tam, for rights of Uyghurs in China and anti-racism in the UK at the Chinese for Labour, hosted by Sarah Owen MP. 鄭文傑先生，本會創辦人，獲邀在 英國華人工黨 講述中國司法體系的不公義，中共在英國的宣傳媒體，香港民主運動的前途，及如何捍衛香港人（包括英國國民（海外）公民）的在英權益。同場有工黨歷來首名華裔下議員 Sarah Owen，與兩名民權人士：維吾爾人的維權代表 Rahima Mahmut，和倡導反種族歧視的平權代表 Hau-Yu Tam.
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07-Oct-2020 英國港僑協會 與 Haven Assistance 避風驛 會係10月11日（星期日）聯同起英國嘅港人團體舉行一場 Facebook Live，希望讓大家了解更多關於起英國申請庇護嘅資訊，以及英國嘅生活資訊，以及當地社區中心起協助香港人當中嘅角色。 語言：廣東話 主持： ・鄭文傑：避風驛共同創辦人，英國港僑協會共同創辦人，首名獲英國政治庇護的香港人。 講者： ・羅傑斯：香港監察共同創辦人，英國保守黨人權委員會共同創辦人。 ‧ Fred/ Louis：HKARC 代表，協助香港人融入英國，並提供住宿、法律、及心理支援。 ・王茂俊：831太子站事件幸存者，正在英國申請政治庇護。 ・Jabez：英國倫敦社區服務中心經理，協助香港人落戶英國。 ・Perseus (筆名): 英國註冊律師，協助香港人查詢庇護及落戶申請。 活動流程 (香港時間)： 2020年10月11日（星期日） 17:30 - 17:35 主持 主講單位、講座目的及參與組織嘅介紹 17:35 - 17:55 講解申請庇護嘅程序及現況 17:55 - 18:15 講解當地嘅港人社區，以及目前港人社區嘅融入情況 18:15 - 18:35 喺英國生活嘅優點缺點，心路歷程，人生起跌，文化生活，融入等等 18:35 - 18:55 問答環節 18:55 - 19:00 主持 總結及預告 19:00 - 19:30 加長時段：在英匿名手足的心聲 及 支援對話 【Webinar on Asylum Policy and Life in the UK】 With Haven Assistance, Hongkongers in Britain will organise a Facebook live with other Hongkongers groups in the UK for sharing public and legal information of asylum policy, providing insights on politics and culture, its relations with China and Hong Kong, cultural and daily life in the UK and the functions and roles of ex-pat groups of Hong Kong in the UK for the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement. Language: Cantonese Host: ・Simon Cheng, pro-democracy activist, co-founder of Haven Assistance and co-founder of Hongkonger in Britain, he is the first Hongkonger had been granted asylum for political reason in the UK. Panellists: ・Benedict Rogers, co-founder of Hong Kong Watch, and co-founder of UK Conservative Party's Human Rights Commission ‧ Fred/ Louis, HKARC is assisting those from Hong Kong to integrate into the UK, by providing accom/ legal/ mental health support. ・Jim Wong, survivor after 31 Aug Prince Edward station attack incident. He is now an asylum seeker in the UK, artist and activist. ・Jabez, manager of the community centre in London, he is helping Hongkongers to settle down in the UK. ・Persues (pen name), solicitor, he is helping Hongkongers to apply asylum and another way to settle down in the UK. Timeline (Hong Kong Time): 11 Oct 2020 (Sun) 17:30 - 17:35 introduction of HA, the purpose of this event, and speakers 17:35 - 17:55 the asylum process and current situation in the UK 17:55 - 18:15 introduction of the work of Hongkongers community in the UK 18:15 - 18:35 Feedbacks on ups and downs and life in the UK 18:35 - 18:55 Q&A session 18:55 - 19:00 summary of the points for the conclusion 19:00 - 19:30 additonal session: feedback from low-key asylum seekers, and dialogue with HKARC
01-Oct-2020 中秋佳節，總希望人月團圓。所以我哋聲援「一人一信」行動，去令到「十二港人」嘅待遇能夠得到社會關注。在英嘅香港人如果想表達訴求，可以考慮透過以下途徑：第一係填英國首相辦公室嘅表格去表達訴求；第二係親自寫信寄往英國首相辦公室 。為咗方便大家表達訴求，我哋已經準備咗模範嘅文本俾大家參考，如果大家冇時間嘅可以直接用我哋嘅 template 去寄，方便大家。 “One Citizen, One Letter” Appeal for the UK Government’s Concern for the “Hong Kong 12” One voice is alone and powerless. A chorus of many voices could make a difference. All British Citizens in or outside the UK and BNO holders are invited to write to the British Prime Minister to appeal for the UK Government’s concern for the legitimate rights of the “Hong Kong 12” who are being detained in China with no access to their families and the lawyers appointed by their families. There are two ways of writing to the British Prime Minister. (a) Prime Minister Office’s Email Form: Fill in the form in (https://email.number10.gov.uk/). The email is limited to 1000 characters only. A sample email is provided for reference. The content is only on the “Hong Kong 12” case. (b) Write and post a letter: A sample letter is provided for reference. Address, salutations, and format are included. The content covers wider concerns for Hong Kong under the national security law as well as the case of the “Hong Kong 12”. METHOD A: Sample Message to the British Prime Minister using Email Form (https://email.number10.gov.uk/) I am writing to appeal for your concern for the “Hong Kong 12”. On 23 Aug, 12 young HK activists were caught by China for “illegal border crossing”. The “Hong Kong 12” are still being detained with no access to the lawyers their families appointed. The families cannot contact them or have any news. From HK Police, the activists were apparently not yet “arrested” under the Chinese laws. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights also expressed concerns. What most worrying is if the “Hong Kong 12” will be treated humanely and fairly in the opaque Chinese judicial system that imposes death sentences. Please voice out for the legitimate rights of the “Hong Kong 12” (some with British National (Overseas) status), including their rights to lawyers of their choice, contact their families, and obtain medicine. Most importantly, they should be brought back to HK for trials of any charges they might have in the common law justice system. Thank you. METHOD B: Sample Letter to the British Prime Minister The Rt. Honourable Boris Johnson, MP Prime Minister Office of the Prime Minister 10 Downing Street London SW1A 2AA Dear Prime Minister, As a proud British citizen [of County name if inside the UK - optional] originally from Hong Kong / BNO holder, I am writing to appeal for your concern for the human rights and freedoms of Hong Kong people. In particular, I would be most grateful for your consideration to give a voice for twelve young activists being detained in China (the “Hong Kong 12”), some of whom have British National (Overseas) status. [Self-introduction - optional] Hong Kong was a free city with no fear to pursue universal values of freedoms, democracy, and human rights. Very sadly, as Your Excellency rightly pointed out this July, that the Sino British Joint Declaration has clearly been breached. Under the national security law, Hongkongers now live in fear as they are uncertain about what they do or say would cross an ill-defined “red line”. Such fear and restriction on our freedoms are spreading to the British soil. Oxford University needs to protect students by asking them to submit papers anonymously and restricting tutorials to one-to-ones on China study, according to the Guardian today. On 23 August, twelve young Hong Kong activists (three being minors under 18) attempted to flee from Hong Kong by sea and were caught by China’s coastguards for “illegal border crossing”. More than one month later, the “Hong Kong 12” are still being detained in Mainland China with no access to lawyers appointed by their families. The families have not been able to contact or have access to any news about their detained sons or husbands. The lawyers appointed by the families were threatened by Chinese communist authorities of dire consequences to their careers. From the Hong Kong Police’s press release, the “Hong Kong 12” were apparently not yet “arrested” under the Chinese criminal laws despite the fact that they have been detained for 36 days. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed concerns for the legal rights of the “Hong Kong 12” detainees. However, the Chinese communist authorities have given no response. What most worrying is whether the “Hong Kong 12” will be treated humanely and fairly in the opaque judicial system in China, which imposes death sentences. I am grateful that Your Excellency and your cabinet have been standing with Hong Kong on the principles of autonomy and human rights as enshrined in the Joint Declaration. I am appealing for your voice for the legitimate rights of the “Hong Kong 12” (some being BNOs) in the judicial process, including their rights to lawyers of their choice, contact their families and obtain medicine that they need. Most importantly, they should be brought back to Hong Kong for trials of any charges they might have in the common law justice system in the special administrative region. Our British democracy cherishes checks and balances. Ironically, the democratic pillar that was built in the pre-1997 Hong Kong governmental system is being damaged by the same special administrative region officials who served the British Hong Kong administration before. Human rights violations are practiced by the same police officers who served the Hong Kong Royal Police Force 23 years ago. Many of them and their families are British Citizens or BNOs. Would this be a potential threat to national security and social harmony on British soil? I have no doubt that Your Excellency would look seriously into how this situation should be addressed and rectified. Last but not least, I express my gratitude to Your Excellency and your cabinet for providing a generous BNO pathway to citizenship. No doubt, those Hong Kong BNOs who believe in freedoms and democratic values and choose to come to Great Britain will seek to be assimilated into and contribute to development of the global British community. Thank you very much for reading this appeal. Yours faithfully, [Name] [County name if inside the UK- optional] (British Passport Number: xxxxxxxx - optional) cc. Rt. Hon Dominic Raab, MP Foreign Secretary
HongKongers in Britain Questionnaire (End)
23-Sep-2020 英國港僑協會問卷調查 參與者最後召集 9月30日截止】 為了你和你伴侶或家庭移居英國的將來，留下寶貴意見以推動英國對香港考慮移居英國人士的政策及支援 英國港僑協會現正最後召集參與者填寫這份問卷調查，目的旨在就正在考慮移居英國或其他國家的香港人的需求作出政策研究。我們會公佈調查結果，以告知社會大眾及相關的英國機構及其他國家有關潛在香港人移居所需的政策支援。若你於英國外居住，我們需要你的幫助。 若你選擇填寫此問卷，表示你同意我們收集你的資料。此問卷收集的所以個人資料會保持匿名及機密。從參與者收集的數據將會用於分析之用，並會暫存於一安全及位於海外的伺服器內以確保最高的機密。所有被紀錄的個人資料會於政策報告完成後的六個月內銷毁。 基於安全考慮，我們強烈建議參與者在填寫問卷期間使用虛擬私人網路（VPN）。 問卷網頁: https://forms.gle/MaRQ3cTwS5SiCdRi8/ 【HongKongers in Britain Questionnaire: LAST CALL for participants, closing 30 September】 Your chance to have a say for you and your partner/family considering emigration to the UK, to inform and influence UK policies and support for prospective HongKongers in Britain Hongkongers in Britain is now making a final call for participants in this questionnaire, which forms part of a policy study on the needs of Hong Kong people who are considering to emigrate to the UK or other countries. The results of the study, including data on demographics, will be published to inform the public, the relevant UK and other institutions on the types of policy support that would be necessary for prospective Hong Kong immigrants. If you are living outside of the UK, we need your help. By filling in this survey, you consent to your information being collected. All individual information obtained from this survey is kept anonymous and confidential. Data obtained from participants will be aggregated for analysis and will be temporarily stored in a secure overseas server to ensure maximum confidentiality. All records of individual data will be discarded six months after the policy report is completed. Due to security concerns, we strongly advise the participants to use a VPN when filling in the questionnaire. Questionnaire website: https://forms.gle/MaRQ3cTwS5SiCdRi8/
【英國港僑協會呈獻】 Voice for Hong Kong: Art and Culture - Jeffrey Choy
30-Aug-2020 The Umbrella Union 訪問咗 @Umbrella Uprising 嘅總編輯 Jeffrey，並記錄咗Umbrella Uprising 本書背後嘅故事。 "We saw this project as an archival project and we will continue to collect artworks for the Hong Kong protest now more than ever. Since there is censorship going on in Hong Kong where people want to voice their opinions using art and their work maybe taken off or deleted"