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For the week of May 24, 2020.

Hear clips of Martin Lee, Hong Kong’s “father of democracy,” and student activist Joey Siu as they react to the monumental move by China’s rubber stamp parliament to impose a national security law that threatens to end Hong Kong’s free speech and free economy.

The Chinese Communist Party’s power grab, during the coronavirus pandemic, was emphatically condemned by the United States. Criticism from the Trudeau Liberals was subdued, despite as many as 300,000 Canadian passport-holders living in Hong Kong. Beijing’s power play came the same week that Taiwan’s independence-minded president Tsai Ing-wen was sworn-in for a second term. 

Lee and Siu joined Conservative MPs Garnett Genuis and Kenny Chiu for a Facebook/Zoom webinar on the fate of human rights in Hong Kong. 

Plus Pacific Rim and Pacific Northwest headlines, clips from songs by B.C. politicians who are aiming to lift spirits during the pandemic, and a focus on NDP MP Don Davies and Liberal Health Minister Patty Hajdu, the latest inductees to the “Politician Said WHAT?!?” hall of fame.

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