Tightening grip on freedoms amid Hong Kong activist Andy Chan's talk

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Political newbie Andy Chan Ho Tin, co-founder of an unregistered and hitherto obscure party, drew a full house at the lunchtime talk held at the Foreign Correspondents' Club (FCC) on Tuesday (Aug 14).

In recent weeks, both Mr Chan and the FCC faced intense pressure from the Hong Kong and mainland Chinese authorities not to go ahead with the event, which political observers saw as an orchestrated move by Beijing to incrementally tighten the noose on freedoms in the territory.

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