- Jul 9, 2020
Chinese Foreign Minister Zhao Lijian has denied that his country pressured Pope Francis to omit an appeal for Hong Kong from his Sunday Angelus speech.
A senior Chinese politician who crushed a mainland democracy movement has been appointed to oversee the implementation of the controversial national security law in Hong Kong
It’s now a matter of public record that yesterday during his Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis omitted a sizeable chunk of text on Hong Kong.
Cardinal Joseph Zen, bishop emeritus of Hong Kong and a longtime critic of the Chinese Communist Party, has called a new national security law the end of democracy and said he does not envy the area’s current Church leaders, who he said will be walking a tightrope as Beijing exerts more control.
One of Asia’s leading cardinals has said China’s new security law in Hong Kong “destroys the city’s high degree of autonomy.”
Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun has said that while he will remain prudent, he is prepared to suffer arrest and trials under Hong Kong’s sweeping new national security law.