Exhibition highlighting Hong Kong security law opens in Taipei

01/09/2021 09:00 PM
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CNA photo Jan. 9, 2021
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Taipei, Jan. 9 (CNA) An exhibition opened in Taipei on Saturday, with the aim of raising awareness of a national security law that was introduced in Hong Kong last year by the Chinese government.

The exhibition features paintings by 47 Hong Kongers, depicting their feelings about the 2019 protest movement against a proposed extradition law, as well as the work of two photographers, according to one of the Hong Kong curators, who identified himself only as Justine.

The photo display, arranged in progression from black-and-white to color, symbolizes a path from darkness to light, according to Justine, who is also a spokesperson for the Hong Kong Outlanders, a youth group comprising Hong Kongers in Taiwan.

CNA photo Jan. 9, 2021
CNA photo Jan. 9, 2021

Organized by Justine and other Hong Kongers in Taiwan, the exhibition is being held to raise awareness of how Hong Kong and its people have changed since China introduced a national security law there on July 1, 2020. he said.

On Wednesday, Hong Kong police arrested 53 individuals, including at least 10 incumbent and former elected representatives, on suspicion of subverting state power in violation of the national security law.

Since the law took effect, even art exhibitions in Hong Kong have become risky, Justine said.

CNA photo Jan. 9, 2021
CNA photo Jan. 9, 2021

The free exhibition in Taipei is being held until Jan. 17 at the Rose Historic Site -- Tsai Jui-yueh Dance Institute, which is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday.

(By Lai Yen-hsi and Kay Liu) enditem/pc

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