Two Hong Kong democracy activists instrumental in the fight against a proposed national security law for the territory are slated to join experts from Taiwan and China for a seminar on the law's implication for Hong Kong and Taiwan, the organizer said yesterday.
Richard Tsoi Yiu-cheong (
The seminar will be the first democracy-related activity the government-funded foundation has sponsored since it was inaugurated last month.
The Civil Human Rights Front, which is affiliated with more than 40 civil rights groups in Hong Kong, organized the massive July 1 demonstration against the proposed security law that attracted more than 500,000 people.
Lau, a journalist turned lawmaker, has been vocal in her opposition to the law which she says will be detrimental to freedom of the press in the territory.
Hong Kong authorities announced on Monday that they would defer passage of the legislation, which had been scheduled for a vote today.
President Chen Shui-bian (
Another attendee will be exiled Chinese dissident Wang Dan (
Cheng An-kuo (
In 1999, Cheng defended former president Lee Teng-hui's (
The seminar will be televised.
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