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Cheng, Yee Ki
Department of Journalism

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German foreign exchange student Mu Dawei, originally a Master's student in the Department of Journalism at Tsinghua University in Beijing, has concerns about the human rights situation in China and he interviewed a human rights lawyer. The Chinese government rejected his student visa renewal application and he was deported. The Centre for Journalism and Media Studies of the University of Hong Kong actively contacted Mu Dawei, so that he could continue his studies in Hong Kong. The director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, Keith Richburg, believes that China does not teach journalism, only political propaganda. Mu Dawei and Wu Qilei were separated, and talked via video calls for the first time. In the 709 case, Wu Qilei was a defense lawyer for Wang Quanzhang and Qin Yongmin. He was given restricted entry at the borders by the Chinese government on the grounds of endangering national security. He believes that the 709 case will only end the day the system changes. China's crackdown on human rights is becoming increasingly serious, and human rights lawyers can do less and less. There are concerns in recent years that Hong Kong's judicial independence is gradually shrinking, he thinks… The arrested lawyers in the 709 case were generally tortured. Wang Yu recounted the misery of the year. After arriving at the University of Hong Kong, Mu Dawei's first photo uploaded on a social networking site was "The Pillars of Shame". He believes that if the Chinese Communist Party didn’t want to see something or wanted to forget certain parts of history, you will not be able to see it. This is not the case in Hong Kong. Ying Liang, a Chinese independent film director, was charged with inciting subversion of state power for his filming of sensitive topics, and has never been able to return to the mainland since. He obtained the right of abode in Hong Kong last year. He believes that Hong Kong is a safe place to voice your opinion, and somewhere with justice and a sense of what is right and wrong. Whether it is Hong Kong's system or society, it gives him a new understanding of the country he once lived in. He expresses his experience in his film "A Family Tour" ...


Cheng, Yee Ki. (2019). 驅留. Retrieved from HKBU Heritage:

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