Hong Kong activist to speak at press club on Tuesday, despite Chinese pressure


HONG KONG: A Hong Kong independence activist is due to speak on Tuesday (Aug 14) at the city’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) despite pressure from Chinese officials to cancel the event.

The invitation to Andy Chan, a founder of the Hong Kong National Party, drew strong criticism this month from China’s Foreign Ministry and a former leader of the ex-British colony.

The FCC, which has hosted public figures and newsmakers since it was founded in 1943, said it would press ahead with the luncheon speech.

A number of Reuters journalists are FCC…



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