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Letter to Hong Kong — The End of ATV

2016-02-07

Just when many of us in Hong Kong are happily preparing for the coming of the Year of the Monkey, 300 workers of Asia Television are facing an uncertain future, with the station trimming down its broadcast to a minimal level, even ending its news broadcast altogether since Saturday. The oldest television station in Hon…

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Letter to Hong Kong

2015-04-12

People often say, “life imitates art.” The saga of ATV has certainly turned out to stranger than fiction, and the soap opera simply refuses to bring itself to an end. The dramatic stunt pulled by the investor of ATV, Mr Wang Jing, prior to the supposed deadline imposed by the government for ATV to restructure and find…

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Letter to Hong Kong: The Sunflower and The Umbrella

2014-12-07

I was in Taipei last weekend, once again watching another major election taking place in Taiwan. This 2014 nine-in-one election of Taiwan returned more than ten thousands elected officers, from the six municipal mayors, to county or city mayors, as well as municipal and county councilors, township chiefs and councilors…

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Letter to Hong Kong: And Justice for All…

2014-06-01

Twenty-five years ago, on the 4th of June in 1989, one incident changed the lives of many. The Tiananmen Massacre. That night when tanks and soldiers overran the city where gunshots and flames lit up the night, and Beijing citizens shuttled the dead and wounded to the hospitals on bicycle carriages, and of course the l…

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Letter to Hong Kong (RTHK)

2014-02-16

“Freedom of information is another core advantage that Hong Kong offers businesses. From getting a driving license to checking your Facebook account, reading the daily news or researching potential business partners, Hong Kong is committed to transparent, timely and reliable information”, — including, and I continue t…

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Letter to Hong Kong [RTHK]

2013-11-04

Legislator Charles Mok
If the first month of the new term of the Legislative Council has been any indication, the coming four years will not be like any other before. If the Chief Executive’s administration is a hot kitchen, the temperature level at the Legco would not be lower either.

As a new member of the Legisl…

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Letter to Hong Kong (RTHK)

2013-09-29

The summer recess of the Legislative Council will be over soon. I did take some time off with my family, and when I visited Seoul in early September, I took an extra day to visit some South Korean government officials, to try to gain better insights about their industry support and development policy for information an…

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Letter to Hong Kong (RTHK)

2013-06-16

Ten days ago, I proposed a motion on protecting the freedom of information, freedom of press and freedom of the Internet in the Legislative Council, and the motion was unanimously passed.  My colleague the Honorable Cyd Ho made an amendment proposing a whistleblowers protection law, protecting individuals from retaliat…

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Office Of Hon. Charles Mok, Legislative Councillor (IT)