|The US State Department has observed a decline in freedoms in Hong Kong|
|The report cites the missing booksellers case as a concern|
|Another is rejecting Johannes Chan's appointment at HKU|
In response, the Hong Kong government said law enforcement officers outside the special administrative region did not have authority to enforce laws locally unless properly authorized.
We're not talking about enforcing local laws -- we're talking about mainland agents coming to the city and doing outright surveillance for information gathering. Is there something in the Basic Law about that?
The report also cites concerns for academic freedom when the University of Hong Kong rejected the appointment of law professor Johannes Chan Man-mun to a senior managerial post because of his close ties with Benny Tai Yiu-ting, a co-founder of the Occupy Central Movement.
|Chan was rejected due to his ties with Benny Tai (above)|
At least someone is closely observing what's going on in Hong Kong and reporting it... but will something be done about it?