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Hong Kong: Statue of the Goddess of Democracy prohibited in university campus

Damon from interlocals posted a statement by student organizations in the Chinese University of Hong Kong condemning the school authority for banning the June 4th exhibition of the Statue of the Goddess of Democracy in the school campus.

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  • formerCUHKStudent

    From CUHK today:

    (The English version of this letter follows the Chinese one.)

    致校董、同事、同學、校友:

    中大學生會發表聲明,會在六月四日晚將「新民主女神像」及其他展品送入校園舉行紀念活動。大學在這幾天一直主動與中大學生會會長保持溝通,商討有關在校內舉辦「紀念六四」活動及展覽的具體合適安排。大學已於早前透過電郵表明立場。同學在六月四日晚舉行集會,大學將儘量避免出現不愉快事件。大學希望繼續和中大學生會商討具體安排,妥善處理。大學本著一貫對同學的關懷,了解同學對舉辦紀念活動的感受,但須顧及師生同事的安全,希望藉著密切溝通,使事件得以圓滿解決。

    二零一零年六月三日

    To: Council Members, Colleagues, Students and Alumni

    The Chinese University Student Union has stated its intention to bring a statue of the Goddess of Democracy and other exhibits onto the University campus on the night of 4 June, in relation to commemorative activities planned. Over the last few days, the University has actively maintained dialogue with the President of CUSU, to exchange views on the appropriate arrangements for commemorative activities and an exhibition in relation to 4 June. The University has already stated its position via email. If students wish to hold an activity on 4 June, the University will do its utmost to avoid any unpleasant incidents. The University hopes to continue its dialogue with CUSU about the proper arrangements.

    The University is concerned about its students and acknowledges the feeling expressed by students about the proposed commemorative activities; at the same time, the University is obliged to take account of the safety of staff and students. The University hopes that through close communication, the matter will be resolved.

    3 June 2010

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