Translator: Xiaoshuye; Reviewer: Wencheng
Nathan Law, former chairman of the disbanded Demosisto party who is in exile after the National Security Law in HongKong came into effect, was shortlisted on the list of 2020 TIME100, an annual compilation of the world’s most influential people. He is also the only HongKong citizen on the list this year.
Based on the result of the TIME’s poll released today (19th), Nathan Law ranked first with 3.8 percent of the total 4.7 million votes cast by readers. This is the second time of HongKong people on the list after “HongKong protesters” led the poll last year. Yet the Person of the Year will eventually be selected by the editors of TIME magazine and made public on September 22, US Eastern Time.
In the press release of TIME poll results, Nathan law is described as one of the leading HongKong pro-democracy activists and the youngest lawmaker in HongKong history. The report also mentioned that Law went into exile after the China government implemented the National Security Law in HongKong.
Comments from a fellow fighter：【Wenyan】
What does Nathan Law on the list of TIME100 symbolize? It symbolizes the international attention to the implementation of the National Security Law in HongKong by the Chinese communist party. Meanwhile, it’s a way for the international society to support HongKong and to support the brave and fearless young protestors. Law once told his friends, “ HongKong people’s bravery touched people all over the world. That I am shortlisted in the list of TIME 100 is an endorsement of all the protestors in HongKong.”
Nathan Law is one of the selfless and fearless young people in HongKong, who is our pride and the hope of HongKong!