Statements of AFAD
Articles on the Proceedings on the AFAD Leadership Training
Jan. 27 - 31, 2003, Philippines
AFAD Second Congress Resolutions
AFAD Second Congress
August 26-30, 2003 in Bangkok, Thailand
AFAD’s Mid-Year Report
Again, The KONTRAS – IKOHI Office Was Attacked
“ If they are dead, tell us”!
My sons, where are they?
Dearest Hong Kong comrades,
Only a few days later, here would come the unforgettable anniversary of
June Fourth massacre. I know that your hearts are all linked tightly to
the hearts of the victims and their families. Every year, you light up a
candle and hold it in hand, gather together to mourn those innocent
deaths. You really show to people in the world the determination and
perseverance for freedom and democracy of Chinese people. To us, this is
not only a comfort to our hearts but also is a spiritual courage.
Hong Kong has been originally a blessed land and has been well known for
its prosperity. It has never before experienced those natural or human
disasters, which many of our mainland comrades experienced within half
of a century. It is originally good for Hong Kong being handed over to
Mainland China in 1997. Unfortunately, it has not brought luck and
fortune to people living on this piece of land. Instead, it is upsetting
us as Hong Kong people have encountered waves of retreat of freedoms
under the “one country, two systems” policy within only a few years.
Moreover, not like before, you could no longer escape from the fate of
experiencing nature disasters. As a matter of fact, Hong Kong was the
first being affected by the outburst of the deadly disease SARS.
At this moment, my feeling is so complicated. I have been moved by your
love but at the same time have been worried about your safety. The
situation of SARS in Mainland China is still very serious while that in
Hong Kong is still worrisome, as the jeopardy has not completely faded
out. I am so worried about any big rally taken place might give a chance
for SARS to prevail again. Therefore, I want to suggest that: to halt
temporarily this year to hold any big June Fourth memorial rally.
Instead, let us go online to mourn the victims of June Fourth. I think
the deaths would know and be moved by what you do
I want also to tell my Hong Kong comrades that we did safely receive
more than 1,700 condolence cards you sent last June to Tiananmen
Mothers. I have already selected some of them to circulate them among
mothers of the victims. I was asked to express our gratitude
whole-heartedly to all those comrades who sent the cards.
Thank you for your long lasting sympathy and support given us all these
Wish you all the best and overcome the disaster safely.