Dear our beloved global community members,
The National Security Bill for Hong Kong is passed today (30 Jun, HKT
2300). Most members within Hong Kong’s recovering community are shocked,
considering how much it affects local politics, and at the same time,
uncertainty brought from this decision to
I am very sad to read what is happening in Hong Kong.
I am not sure how we can help, but it's important that you continue to
If there is any way we can support your community, please let us know.
On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 5:09 PM William Chan wrote:
In order to adapt to current events and make the Wikimedia Foundation
Friendly Space Policy <
https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Friendly_space_policy> inclusive of
virtual events, we are proposing to add the new wording found at the end of
this email to the policy.
Diane and all,
It seems the the bill is far more dangerous than what we the local
community have expected:
1. The bill exerts prosecution power on anything Hong Kong, from Hong Kong
soli to water to Hong Kong-registered ships to Hong Kong-registered
aircrafts, and applies on both Hong Kong
Yes, this is very concerning indeed, and please do keep us up to date,
especially if any of these measures are used against someone for editing
Wikimedia projects or being a part of one of our communities or groups. I
know that some countries are considering economic sanctions for these types
Thank you Nat,
Thank you for pushing up the timeline a bit on having this conversation - I
agree that it's probably better not to stretch the conversation too much,
before an updated process is decided upon.
Will you invite any other people to present additional information to the
board? I think