GE2013-11
Social Control of Chinese Style
中國式維穩
Does China's stability preservation program really produce stability?
Does immense social control network make the Orwellian society where ‘big brother is watching’ a reality? Offices dedicated to preserving stability are set up everywhere; the stability preservation budget is ever increasing; security measures are meticulous and innovative, for example people have to register their names when they buy knives or face masks. However, all these efforts seem to be futile to alleviate public anger.
Whenever people stir up disturbances, the party sends them to prison. Whenever people petition, the party stops them. Even retired cadres who worked for the Letters and Petition Office had to petition for his own affairs. Even policemen who preserves stability were accused of disrupting stability. Even village cadres who uphold local stability had to resign to offload his immense pressure. What really is happening to China?
As the prospect of universal suffrage in Hong Kong in 2017 is hotly debated, should we be bystanders? Should we close off ourselves? Or should we accept the fate of being "stabilized"?

The instructor will engage in dialogues with various guest speakers. 

中國式維穩,越維越不穩?每逢大事來臨,買菜刀、口罩實名制,巴士車窗要緊閉,的士手搖被拆廢。維穩辦開到成行成市,由中央到地方到街道,遍地開花,軍方情報也維穩,中國社會真有這麼危險嗎?
天價維穩費對爆煲民怨,鋼鐵長城對血肉萬民,你死亡我搶屍,你搗亂我收監,你上訪我截訪,退任信訪辦主任也上訪,維穩警察被維穩,維穩鎮長亦「劈炮」減壓,中國怎麼了?
社會兩極對立,體制病入膏肓,良心分子慘變良心犯,我說中國夢,不許你胡扯憲政夢,因你們正是要維穩的「重中之重」。
全城討論香港2017普選方案,有佔領中環也有反佔中,我們應圍觀、圍城還是被人「維」?
一連四節的「中國式維穩」,將請來特別嘉賓,對談維穩。


 
第一節(7/10)       綜論維穩  人人有分 An Overview of Stability Preservation
 
第二節(21/10)     平民百姓  層層緊盯  Big brother is watching!   
 
第三節(28/10)     國家公敵  良心不息  Human rights activists as enemies of the state
 
第四節(4/11)       香港維穩  加緊進行 Increasing stability preservation in Hong Kong
 

Online Enrolment of free programme (Starts on Sep 10 10:00am):
GE2013-11: http://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_regform.aspx?&UEID=26279 (For HKU students and staff)
                    http://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_regform.aspx?guest=Y&UEID=26279 (For public) 










(07 Oct 2013)
Does China's stability preservation program really produce stability?
Does immense social control network make the Orwellian society where ‘big brother is watching’ a reality? Offices dedicated to preserving stability are set up everywhere; the stability preservation budget is ever increasing; security measures are meticulous and innovative, for example people have to register their names when they buy knives or face masks. However, all these efforts seem to be futile to alleviate public anger.
Whenever people stir up disturbances, the party sends them to prison. Whenever people petition, the party stops them. Even retired cadres who worked for the Letters and Petition Office had to petition for his own affairs. Even policemen who preserves stability were accused of disrupting stability. Even village cadres who uphold local stability had to resign to offload his immense pressure. What really is happening to China?
As the prospect of universal suffrage in Hong Kong in 2017 is hotly debated, should we be bystanders? Should we close off ourselves? Or should we accept the fate of being "stabilized"?

The instructor will engage in dialogues with various guest speakers. 

中國式維穩,越維越不穩?每逢大事來臨,買菜刀、口罩實名制,巴士車窗要緊閉,的士手搖被拆廢。維穩辦開到成行成市,由中央到地方到街道,遍地開花,軍方情報也維穩,中國社會真有這麼危險嗎?
天價維穩費對爆煲民怨,鋼鐵長城對血肉萬民,你死亡我搶屍,你搗亂我收監,你上訪我截訪,退任信訪辦主任也上訪,維穩警察被維穩,維穩鎮長亦「劈炮」減壓,中國怎麼了?
社會兩極對立,體制病入膏肓,良心分子慘變良心犯,我說中國夢,不許你胡扯憲政夢,因你們正是要維穩的「重中之重」。
全城討論香港2017普選方案,有佔領中環也有反佔中,我們應圍觀、圍城還是被人「維」?
一連四節的「中國式維穩」,將請來特別嘉賓,對談維穩。
Speaker(s) 講師: 呂秉權先生 Mr. Bruce Lui

Medium: Cantonese
Schedule:
Date Time Venue
21 Oct 2013 18:00 - 20:00 Knowles Building 223
28 Oct 2013 18:00 - 20:00 Knowles Building 223
04 Nov 2013 18:00 - 20:00 Knowles Building 223
Bio of Instructor(s) 導師簡介:
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呂秉權先生 Mr. Bruce Lui

自認爛命一條,好抱打不平。
現為浸會大學新聞系客席高級講師、《明報》中國觀點專欄作者,曾任有線電視中國組首席記者。十四年的採訪生涯,呂秉權主力關注中國人權和普羅百姓的血與淚,其製作的紀錄片曾獲兩屆中大新聞獎電視大獎、兩屆人權新聞大獎、金堯如新聞大獎及亞太廣播聯盟電視大獎等殊榮。