Exile Nathan Law named in Time mag influential people listLocal | 23 Sep 2020 2:23 pm
Exiled Hong Kong activist Nathan Law Kwun-chung has been named in the list of the 100 'most influential people' in the US current affairs magazine, TIME.
In an introduction, former Hong Kong Governor, Chris Patten, says Law is one of the leaders of the generation of young people in Hong Kong who oppose the crushing by Beijing of the rule of law and the liberties of an open society in Hong Kong.
“Xi Jinping and his apparatchiks have broken the promises made to Hong Kong about liberty and local autonomy. They see the values that have made Hong Kong such a glittering success story in Asia as an existential threat,'' Patten writes.
Patten says Law “would not claim any pre-eminent status as a campaigner for democracy and freedom. He is simply a typically brave representative of a generation whose spirit the Communist Party wants to stamp out.''
TIME says that 54 of the people on the list are women, "more than ever before.''
The list also names world leaders, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Donald Trump, President Xi Jinping, German Angela erkel, and also the WHO head Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who has been widely condemned by the United States for the deficient response to the coronavirus crisis that has wrecked the world's economies, driven millions into poverty, and caused immense loss of life.
TIME has named Black Lives Matter founders Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi, among activists, along with Arussi Unda, “a feminist leader who helped spearhead a national strike in Mexico to protest gender violence.''