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HK LegCo Member Terminates Daughter-in-law’s Relationship with Pro-democracy Activist

Elmer Yuen Gong-yi, a pro-democracy activist for Hong Kong, as well as Victor Ho Leung-mau and Baggio Leung Chung-hang and others, recently launched a committee to establish a “Hong Kong Parliament” in exile. The Hong Kong government slammed their activity as contravening the National Security Law.

Yuen is the father-in-law of Eunice Yung Hoi-yan, a Hong Kong barrister and pro-Beijing politician. As a member of the New People’s Party and the Civil Force, Yung became member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong for New Territories East in 2016 and for the Election Committee in 2021. Yung issued a public statement on Friday August 5th, announcing that she has officially terminated her relationship with him as his daughter-in-law. She added that her husband is aware of it and understood her decision. Yung’s husband is Derek Mi-Chang Yuen, a Hong Kong-based strategist, scholar, and columnist.

Liu Mengxiong is a former member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference who swam illegally and fled to Hong Kong from mainland China in 1973. Liu said that what Yung Hoi-yan did brings back the era under Mao Zedong, when many husbands and wives had to divorce because of ‘political struggles,’ and what she did is against basic human nature.

In her statement, Yung said, “I am a Chinese with the blood of the great motherland. Under the premise of the righteousness of the country, based on the fact that, according to the National Security Office, Mr. Elmer Yuen is suspected of violating the National Security Law to subvert state power. I am now announcing that I have officially terminated my relationship with Yuen as my father-in-law.”

The Hong Kong Security Bureau said that Yuen and others are suspected of violating the “subversion of state power” under the National Security Law and will be pursued in accordance with Article 37 of the law. When the Security Bureau ordered the arrest of Yuen and others, Yung Hoi-yan announced that the “Hong Kong Parliament” was a planned, reckless and malicious organization to subvert the functions of the Hong Kong government. Yung expressed her full support of the police to crack down on all illegal activities in accordance with the National Security Law.

Source: Radio Free Asia, August 5, 2022