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Smithsonian Ties

In mid-2022, Hong Kong activists in the D.C. area took notice of HKETO-funded film festivals hosted by the National Museum of Asian Art, which were being used as a form of soft propaganda by the HKETOs.

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As Hong Kong is seeing a devastating increase in political persecution, we will continue to pave the way to a free Hong Kong.

What We Did

On July 8, 2022, the opening night of the 27th Made in Hong Kong Film Festival, we collaborated with DC4HK to stage a demonstration ahead of an outdoor screening of The Way of the Dragon, at the Freer Plaza.


Statement regarding the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art’s partnership with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office

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Hong Kong advocacy organizations and community groups


What We Did

Our coalition of advocates lodged a separate protest against the Renwick Gallery for leasing its venue to the Washington H.K.E.T.O. for a Lunar New Year event.

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The National Museum of Asian Art TERMINATED 27 years of partnership with the HKETO in January, 2023


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