[New Tang Dynasty News, Beijing time, November 9, 2023]Two American journalists wrote a new book about the “Anti-Extradition Movement” in Hong Kong in 2019. The new book exposed a lot of inside information that the outside world knew little about. It was disclosed that before the “7.21 attack” occurred in Yuen Long, the Hong Kong police had already known the details of the relevant plan, and some government officials also failed to report the information and allowed the attack to occur.
The Wall Street Journal recently published an excerpt from the new book “Among the Braves” written by an American journalist. It tells about many unknown situations that happened in Hong Kong before and after the “7.21 attack” in Yuen Long that shocked the world.
The book quotes people familiar with the matter as saying that a week before the July 21 attacks, five triad members joined the social platform WhatsApp to discuss the so-called “defend the homeland” plan.
It is said that many Yuen Long neighbors and dignitaries had already “received the news” at that time and knew that they had to wear white clothes on the day of the incident “to avoid hitting the wrong person.” Moreover, the above-mentioned group communication content discussing the attack plan had already been intercepted by a Yuen Long anti-Triad police sergeant. The book describes that the Hong Kong police were actually “well aware” of the “7.21” action plan in advance, but not only did they not stop it first, but they did not respond in time to protect citizens when the incident occurred, causing thousands of innocent citizens to fall into bloody terror.
The book also revealed that on the night of the Yuen Long attack, then Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor and Director of the Creation and Management Office Betty Fung and many other government officials watched the live broadcast of the Hong Kong Island demonstrations on mainstream television in a room at Government House. . During this period, when Feng Cheng Shuyi went to the bathroom to check her mobile phone, she learned from the messages sent by subordinates in the group that an “indiscriminate attack by men in white” had occurred at Yuen Long MTR Station, but she did not report it to Carrie Lam and others, and also told them Colleagues, “Don’t mistrust online news.”
The book also revealed another key detail, indicating that some members of the Hong Kong government at the time had already known that a violent attack would occur on July 21.
According to the book: On the night before the July 21 incident (July 20), the then Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Nip Tak-kuen and his political assistant Wu Jingjun, together with officials from the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government and some pro-Beijing legislators, Attended a banquet held in Yuen Long Village. At that time, Wu Jingjun reminded those attending the banquet to “only wear white clothes” the next day, indicating that Wu Jingjun was aware that an attack would occur the next day.
It is worth noting that the highest level of the Hong Kong government did not take any action during the most intense two hours of the “Yuen Long attack”. They only briefly mentioned in a press release that “Some people gathered on the MTR station platform in Yuen Long.” and attacked passengers in the carriage, causing conflicts and causing injuries.
What’s even more strange is that Suk-yee Fung and Jing-jun Ng were both “confidants” of then-Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. Afterwards, the two resigned from their original positions. Feng Cheng Shuyi served as the chief executive of the “West Kowloon Cultural District” project. During the same period, Wu Jingjun served as the general manager of communications and public affairs of the project, and the two became supervisors and subordinates.
(Editor: Li Ming)