July 13 marks the 4th anniversary of the death of Liu Xiao-bo, the Nobel Peace laureate and Chinese dissident. Members of the League of Social Democrats (LSD) marched to the Chinese Liaison Office in Western District to demand the release of all political prisoners in China. “Under the shadow of the National Security Law, Hong Kong’s One Country, Two Systems no longer exist,” LSD declared.
Chickeeduck Art Life Department Store, Tin Hau branch displays a statue of Liu Xiao-bo outside the store from July 15. The owner Herbert Chow pointed out that the statue was originally owned by LSD. Recently, they wanted to find a long-term location. After contacted by Tsang Kin-shing (The Bull), he agreed to provide a spot outside the Tin Hau branch.
Chow said that on the fourth anniversary of Liu Xiao-bo’s death recently, the display of Liu’s statute is meaningful. He said: “Nowadays, lots are banned, many are scared… Liu Xiao-bo is a Nobel laureate and a model of a Chinese person who pursues democracy and peace is worthy of support.” Chow said, “I think even Xi Jin-ping should respect him.”
The statue was displayed at 2 pm and has not yet been interfered with by the Hong Kong government or the police. It is 1.7 m long, 0.7 m wide, 1.8 m high, weighs about 100 lb, and is made of fibreglass. Chow said that the statue is sun- and rain-proof, and it is very suitable to be placed outside the Tin Hau store, which is consistent with the store’s support for freedom and democracy plus its support for local artists.