An Appeal to Vote for Joshua Wong
as 2014 Time magazine Person of the Year
The student leader Joshua Wong was arrested when the Hong Kong Government was clearing the protest sites of the Umbrella Movement. The following is a pre-recorded message before his arrest.
“I’ll be isolated if I get arrested, which will likely to happen in the next couple of days. I hope the Pan-democrats will fight in the Legislative Council and consider organizing another referendum on Hong Kong’s democratic reforms. We should hold every defense line and shield array in the streets of the occupied areas in Admiralty and Causeway Bay. It has been two months since the campaign started, and I wish this recording will not be made public. However, I will have been arrested and in detention room if you do hear this recording. I also wish the Chinese National People’s Congress will revoke its decision and the political reforms will be restarted in Hong Kong.”
As a symbol of the Umbrella Movement, Joshua Wong has drawn immense media attention around the world. He has also been nominated as a candidates for 2014 Time magazine Person of the Year. Xx hereby launches a campaign to call on Hong Kong citizens as well as people in the Chinese and international communities around the world to vote for Joshua Wong. The deadline to cast your votes is December 6th, 2014. Let’s work together to make him top the list.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is also on the candidacy list. Against the backdrop of intense political disputes in Hong Kong, we regard the choice between Joshua Wong and Xi Jinping as a referendum on the agenda of the 2017 political reforms in Hong Kong.
We are fully aware that the Umbrella Movement is a popular movement and there are several other brilliant leaders. To vote for Joshua Wong is not to support him personally by making him stand out, but to support Hong Kong’s democratic reforms. This is particularly true when both Joshua Wong and Xi Jinping are listed. We have no other choice.
Again, we call on all freedom-loving and pro-democratic Chinese and people around the world to send your message by voting for Joshua Wong. This is a precious opportunity not to be missed.
Keep it up!
The following are steps to vote for Joshua Wang:
1. Click on this link to visit the page of Joshua Wong on TIME magazine:
2. Click on “YES” right by Joshua Wong’s picture.
3. Follow through the voting process by using your FACEBOOK or TWITTER account. For FACEBOOK users, click on”Okay” to authorize the vote on TIME.com. For TWITTER users, click on “Authorize App” to authorize the vote on TIME.com
4. Forward this appeal to all your friends.
Initiating Organizations: 發起組織：
公民力量 (Citizen Power for China/Initiatives for China)
民主中國陣線 (Federation for a Democratic China)
中國民主教育基金會 (Chinese Democratic Education Foundation)
北京之春 (Beijing Spring)
自由西藏學生運動 (Students for Free Tibet)
南蒙古人權信息中心 (Southern Mongolia Human Rights Information Center)
維吾爾美國協會 (Uygur American Association)
全球支持中國和亞洲民主化論壇 (Global Support for Democratization in China and Asia)
民主中國聯合陣線 (Alliance for a Democratic China)
中國共和党 (Chinese Republican Party)
中國社會民主党 (China Social Democratic Party)
加拿大价值守護者聯盟 (Alliance of the Guard of Canadian Value)
中國民主党聯合總部 (China Democracy Party United Headquarter )
悉尼民主平台 (Sydney Democracy Platform)
中國民主團結聯盟 (Chinese Alliance for Democracy)
齊氏文化基金會 (The Qi’s Cultural Foundation）
中國綠党 (China Green Party)
Organizations from Taiwan 台灣：
台灣關怀中國人權聯盟 (Taiwan Association for China Human Rights)
台灣勞工陣線協會 (Taiwan Labour Front)
台灣青年反共救國團(Taiwan Youth Anti-Communist National Salvation Corps)
台灣維吾爾之友會 (Taiwan friends of Uyghur)
獨台新社 (Taiwan Independence Reformation)
台灣促進和平基金會 (Peacetime Foundation of Taiwan)
中華國際人權促進會 (Youth for Human Rights of the Republic of China)
香港民主中國促進會 (Hong Kong Federation for a Democratic China)
中國控訴（Roar for Chinese)
新希望基金會（New Hope Foundation)
Contact Person: 聯絡人：
Dr. YANG Jianli (International Community, Oversea Democratic Movements)
Dr. TENG Biao (Chinese Human Rights, International Community)
Mr. HU Jia (Mainland China)
Mr. YANG Sen-hong (Taiwan)
Mr. Bob Fu (International Community, Christian Churches)
Mr. TO Kwan Hang (Hong Kong)
Mr. Enghebatu Togochog (South Mongolia)
Ms. Zubayra Shamseden (Uyghur)
Ms. Tenzin Dolkar (Tibet)
Mr. WANG Longmeng (Europe)
TANG Zhimin (Europe)