VOA|Hong Kong Falls in International Civic Rights Index

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Hong Kong Labour Rights Monitor’s Executive Director Christopher Mung spoke with VOA on 20 March 2023 and commented on CIVICUS Monitor downgraded Hong Kong’s civil society status to “closed” in their report People Power Under Attack 2022 .

You can see the Chinese government is using some similar patterns to dismantle the main organisations, the pillars of civil society. We have seen a big wave of the union organizations disbanding, and the Hong Kong government is weaponizing the National Security Law and [sedition] colonial law to impose their political control and flatten the existence of our independent trade union movement.

Christopher Mung told VOA

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