Chairman of Project Citizens Foundation, Mr TL Tsim, (Left) and President and CEO of Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute, Dr Robert Chung Ting-yiu, (Right)
Project Citizens Foundation (PCF) announced earlier that it would commission the Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute (HKPORI) and Dr Robert Chung Ting-yiu to compile a People’s Public Sentiment Report and raise HKD1 million through crowdfunding platform, Collaction, for the project, with the aim to document the chronology of events and controversies related to the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill, commonly known as “the extradition bill”, and to gauge the public’s views on these issues. The crowdfunding has reached its target amount in 30 hours.
PCF Chairman, Mr TL Tsim, thanked the support from the Hong Kong people, especially netizens from LIHKG who helped to promote the project. PCF has raised HKD1.278 million from over 4,600 donors. Apart from compiling the People’s Public Sentiment Report, PCF will apply the extra fund towards its other civic education project and initiatives. PCF planned to start a music project ‘Our Theme Songs’ in the second half of 2019, inviting local street bands and music creators to collaborate to create songs about Hong Kong’s core values, including freedom, the rule of law, the Cantonese language, probity and justice.
Moreover, in the anti-extradition bill campaign, young people have taken on frontline roles, proving the powers of political awakening and self-initiated mass campaigns. Thus, PCF would also host a series of seminars in September and October to provide for solid theoretical foundations for young people’s future political participation. Prof Chow Po Chung, Prof Kuan Hsin Chi and Prof Lian Yi Zheng will deliver lectures on various topics like economics, politics and political philosophies.
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