James Pomfret

James Pomfret

@jamespomfret

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HongKonger, Reuters Special Correspondent james.pomfret@reuters.com

Greater China/Hong Kong/Asia
Joined on May 08, 2009
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@alvinllum So many rights implicated in collection of biometrics—privacy, health, many more. See https://t.co/QVnThmxs4U. Very disturbing to see this happening already in #Hongkong! @hrw @hrw_chinese

Less than a week after #NationalSecurityLaw has been put in place, #Hongkong's public libraries started to put books under review and suspend them from lending, including two of mine published in 2013 and 2015. https://t.co/Dbuj62rEfj

Less than a week after #NationalSecurityLaw has been put in place, #Hongkong's public libraries started to put books under review and suspend them from lending, including two of mine published in 2013 and 2015. https://t.co/Dbuj62rEfj

Quoted @SCMPNews

National security law: police take DNA samples from arrested protesters and their lawyer wants to know why https://t.co/nbcUMKjaUZ

HK Police are helping China build a DNA database of political dissidents: "Hong Kong police confirmed they collected DNA samples from 10 people arrested over the new national security law on July 1." https://t.co/suPLHeZfk0

Lok.
21 hours ago

#hk - my last story w/ scmp before moving on. Grateful to all the fearless and tireless journalists I've met on this road. I'll see yall out there 🙌 https://t.co/4fCQ1zIgqs

Just when you thought Hong Kongers have given up chanting the slogan “Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Time”, people have come up with alternative ways to avoid violating the #NationalSecurityLaw. Another sticker reads “Strength through unity, Unity through faith”. https://t.co/ymFXq84CD5

Just when you thought Hong Kongers have given up chanting the slogan “Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Time”, people have come up with alternative ways to avoid violating the #NationalSecurityLaw. Another sticker reads “Strength through unity, Unity through faith”. https://t.co/ymFXq84CD5

HongKongers protesting in code. Spotted in Causeway Bay

BeWater my friend. https://t.co/DohLDps5Q5

HongKongers protesting in code. Spotted in Causeway Bay BeWater my friend. https://t.co/DohLDps5Q5

Quoted @CBCAlerts

Canada suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong in wake of China's passage of new national security law. Canada to also treat exports of 'sensitive goods' in same way as those destined for China. Link to statement from Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne: https://t.co/Nfy721spTl

Canada suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong in wake of China's passage of new national security law. Canada to also treat exports of 'sensitive goods' in same way as those destined for China. Link to statement from Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne: https://t.co/Nfy721spTl

BREAKING https://t.co/mIZbUd8U9u

1. #WhitePaperProtest 白纸抗议

In the latest #HongKong protest, a girl holds a piece of blank white paper as demonstration due to the fear of any slogan could make her a target of China’s new #NationalSecurityLaw.
And this is my art take on it, we all know what it means! https://t.co/BOfAjwoh8z

1. #WhitePaperProtest 白纸抗议 In the latest #HongKong protest, a girl holds a piece of blank white paper as demonstration due to the fear of any slogan could make her a target of China’s new #NationalSecurityLaw. And this is my art take on it, we all know what it means! https://t.co/BOfAjwoh8z

Lok.
2 days ago

#hk - Bar Association chairman Philip Dykes said it was "premature" for the govt to outlaw the slogan, saying it should be up to courts to decide what the legal effects of those words are.

12 hours ago, the #HongKong govt declared: "You cannot use these words."

It is tempting to think this only targets protesters, but look at the essence: it  targets LANGUAGE. This is a press freedom issue. And it's the duty of journalists to draw a line in the sand. https://t.co/EBYNBO0dBy

12 hours ago, the #HongKong govt declared: "You cannot use these words." It is tempting to think this only targets protesters, but look at the essence: it targets LANGUAGE. This is a press freedom issue. And it's the duty of journalists to draw a line in the sand. https://t.co/EBYNBO0dBy

A police cruiser carrying the suspect accused of stabbing an officer on July 1 into court earlier this afternoon turned without signalling and ramped towards photo journos waiting. At least two journos were wounded. 
PC: Baptist University student journos https://t.co/CTUg0X2R0y
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A police cruiser carrying the suspect accused of stabbing an officer on July 1 into court earlier this afternoon turned without signalling and ramped towards photo journos waiting. At least two journos were wounded. PC: Baptist University student journos https://t.co/CTUg0X2R0y

Tam Yiu-chung, #HK's sole delegate to #Beijing's top legislature NPCSC, said media coverage on #hkpolicebrutality can be charged for "inciting subversion of state power" under #NationalSecurityLaw. Now the red line has been once again tightened. What's next? https://t.co/pY4EZqI3PU

Tam Yiu-chung, #HK's sole delegate to #Beijing's top legislature NPCSC, said media coverage on #hkpolicebrutality can be charged for "inciting subversion of state power" under #NationalSecurityLaw. Now the red line has been once again tightened. What's next? https://t.co/pY4EZqI3PU

JUST IN: UN High Commissioner said the office's alarmed that arrests already made under NSL without full understanding of scope of offences. It expressed concern on vague & broad definition of offence, which "could undermine human rights protection". https://t.co/JwVCJaT53u

Arrested at July 1 protest, this 23yo first motorcyclist/ first-aider with a #LiberateHongKong flag became the first person in #Hongkong charged for “inciting sedition and terrorism” under #nationalsecuritylaw. He will appear in West Kowloon Court today. https://t.co/UgbF7TDgkP

Arrested at July 1 protest, this 23yo first motorcyclist/ first-aider with a #LiberateHongKong flag became the first person in #Hongkong charged for “inciting sedition and terrorism” under #nationalsecuritylaw. He will appear in West Kowloon Court today. https://t.co/UgbF7TDgkP

The Chairs were joined by 76 members of the Senate and the House in sending a letter to the Administration seeking an "atrocity crime" determination and sanctions for the forced sterilizations of #Uyghur women in #Xinjiang. https://t.co/6iy5g0RvAz https://t.co/OSYIY9qZDD
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The Chairs were joined by 76 members of the Senate and the House in sending a letter to the Administration seeking an "atrocity crime" determination and sanctions for the forced sterilizations of #Uyghur women in #Xinjiang. https://t.co/6iy5g0RvAz https://t.co/OSYIY9qZDD

Quoted @rthk_enews

Nathan Law leaves Hong Kong, destination unknown https://t.co/Sa6WlNlLGk

from voted in to become the youngest lawmaker in the history of hong kong in 2016 with the second highest number of votes, to being disqualified on a technicality in july 2017, to being imprisoned in august 2017, to forced to become a political refugee today. https://t.co/nMNXypGlSC

HK govt’s announcement of the ban on the slogan “光復香港”: the use of the word “nowadays” is telling. This is what has become of HK’s rule of law: nowadays, the meaning of the law changes on a dime based purely on govt diktat. No courts needed. https://t.co/Rc9YefAPZr https://t.co/uK18CwGvOG

HK govt’s announcement of the ban on the slogan “光復香港”: the use of the word “nowadays” is telling. This is what has become of HK’s rule of law: nowadays, the meaning of the law changes on a dime based purely on govt diktat. No courts needed. https://t.co/Rc9YefAPZr https://t.co/uK18CwGvOG

I still can’t get over Carrie Lam, who wasn’t even allowed to see the national insecurity law, saying it would “only target a tiny minority” and then it turned out to target LITERALLY EVERY SINGLE PERSON ON THE PLANET.

INTERVIEW - THE WORLD SHOULD STAND UP TO CHINA, HONG KONG PRO-DEMOCRACY ACTIVIST NATHAN LAW TELLS REUTERS FROM AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION @NatalieReuters

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