‘Disbandment of CUHK student union unconstitutional’

The judicial committee of the Chinese University’s students’ union has ruled that it was unconstitutional for the entire union to be disbanded, and student representatives should resume their duties. The students’ union council decided to disband the body last month, citing pressure from the university to register as an independent...

CU student union announces disbandment

The student union of the Chinese University (CUSU) announced its disbandment on Thursday. In February, the university cut ties with the student group, asking it to register as an independent society or company to assume its own legal responsibility. The university also ceased administrative support for the student body and...

Student Politicism disbands after NSL arrests

The group Student Politicism has announced that it is disbanding after four of its current and former members were charged with national security offences. The group's convenor Wong Yat-chin, spokeswoman Wong Yuen-lam and two former members, Chan Chi-sum and Jessica Chu, have all been charged with conspiracy to incite subversion....

Student activists remanded in national security case

Three student activists charged with violating the national security law were on Tuesday remanded in custody by the West Kowloon Court. Wong Yat-chin, the convenor of the group Student Politicism, and former members Chan Chi-sum and Jessica Chu are accused of conspiracy to incite subversion. Authorities alleged that the trio,...

‘Arrested students urged people not to use govt app’

National security police on Monday arrested three people linked to the localist group Student Politicism on suspicion of conspiracy to incite subversion, with officers seizing boxes of M&M's, hand cream and other products as evidence. The suspects, who are aged between 18 and 20, include the group's convenor Wong Yat-chin...

Cartoonist apologises after linking JPC to HKJA row

A political cartoonist on Saturday apologised after his latest work published on a newspaper linked the Junior Police Call (JPC) to a recent row over the Hong Kong Journalists Association. The security secretary, Chris Tang, earlier said that HKJA had "infiltrated" schools to recruit students to become members, but the...

Students charged with advocating terrorism remanded

Four University of Hong Kong students charged with advocating terrorism have been remanded in custody after their court appearance on Thursday. The suspects, aged 18 to 20, have been accused of contravening Article 27 of the national security law on July 7. The charge is said to be related to...

‘Democracy walls’ taken down on HKU campus: reports

The University of Hong Kong has taken down all the posters and banners displayed on the “democracy walls” around campus. That’s according to reports carried by student publications Campus TV and Undergrad on Sunday. Photos published on their social media showed that materials being torn down contained messages such as...

HKU student union withdraws sympathy motion

Following a backlash, the University of Hong Kong's student union council has withdrawn a motion that expressed sadness at a man's suicide after he stabbed a police officer last week. At a press briefing in the small hours of Friday morning, the union's head Kwok Wing-ho apologised for the motion....

CUHK removes ex-union members from committees

Chinese University's student union says eight former executive members have been disqualified from various university committees. The representatives were part of the now-disbanded student cabinet, Syzygia, which resigned en masse in March following a move by the university to cut ties with it. The university had announced in February that...

HKU’s decision to cut ties ‘regrettable’: union

The student union of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) on Saturday said it is “deeply regrettable” that the university has unilaterally severed ties with it. It called on university management to continue to communicate and cooperate with the student body during "difficult times." In a statement also signed by...

CUHK student union resigns citing political pressure

CUHK student union resigns citing political pressure The new cabinet of the student union of Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) announced its resignation on Monday, citing increasing political pressure after the school cut ties with it last week. Syzygia said it was taking "political responsibility" for the decision to...

Chinese University cuts ties with student union

2021-02-25 HKT 22:49" title="The Chinese University says the election platform of Syzygia does not represent the university. Photo courtesy of Syzygia Facebook page"> The Chinese University says the election platform of Syzygia does not represent the university. Photo courtesy of Syzygia Facebook page The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)...