Hong Kong activist Andy Chan Ho Tin pushes on amid China's bid to stop his lunchtime talk

Mr Andy Chan Ho-tin, co-founder and convenor of the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party, has come under the international limelight following unusual government scrutiny over a planned talk.
Pro-independence party leader Andy Chan, seen here at a media conference on Aug 5, 2016, was one of one of six people barred from running in the Legislative Council election in 2016 for their political views.
Pro-independence party leader Andy Chan, seen here at a media conference on Aug 5, 2016, was one of one of six people barred from running in the Legislative Council election in 2016 for their political views.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Beijing's move to get foreign correspondents' club to scrap talk sparks debate on free speech

A tiny unregistered political party and its leader have come under the global spotlight following unusual government scrutiny in Hong Kong, with political heavyweights commenting on a regular lunchtime talk at the city's Foreign Correspondents' Club (FCC).

Mr Andy Chan Ho Tin, co-founder and convenor of the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party (HKNP) was invited by the club to speak on "Hong Kong Nationalism: A Politically Incorrect Guide to Hong Kong under Chinese Rule" this Tuesday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 12, 2018, with the headline 'HK activist pushes on amid bid to stop his lunchtime talk'. Print Edition | Subscribe