It has been three days since the University of Hong Kong has drawn the death line for the "Pillar of National Sorrow". The school has not taken any action, but the incident continues to ferment. The Danish sculptor Gao Zhihuo who created "Pillar of National Sorrow" intervened in the incident, indicating that he owns the sculpture and is willing Come to Hong Kong personally for demolition.
He forwarded a statement from the Danish Foreign Minister yesterday, stating that Denmark has expressed concern about the incident to Beijing, indicating that Hong Kong people also enjoy basic human rights such as art and freedom of speech.
The incident aroused the attention of the international media. Nearly 30 NGOs and foreign political circles have put pressure on the foreign-owned lawyer firm Mayer Brown. Mayer Brown confirmed that it no longer represents the University of Hong Kong in handling the "Pillar of National War" and declined to comment further.
Liang Zhenying, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, pointed out that Mayer Brown was "kneeling down under the political pressure of Americans." It used politics to override the legal profession and called on universities and Chinese-funded clients to boycott Mayer Brown.
It is reported that it does not mean that the University of Hong Kong was decided by the Mayer of the United States
The "Pillar of National Sorrow" crisis began when Mayer Brown sent a letter to the Stake on behalf of the University of Hong Kong. The letter set a 6-day deadline to the Stake. Otherwise, it will be regarded as a waiver. The University of Hong Kong will dispose of the sculpture in a suitable way at an appropriate time. .
Afterwards, Gao Zhihuo stepped in, international public opinion and American political circles followed suit. Mayer Brown once responded to the incident by handling "real estate matters."
According to public news reports, there is a widespread rumor within Mayer Brown that the incident has been elevated to the level of the Mayer Brown Global Management Committee. This decision has also been made at the highest level. Many partners in the United States have expressed their concerns. The recent external response has been directly handled by the US office. .
Liang Zhenying, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
Liang Zhenying: Mayer Brown was manipulated by the United States and Britain
Liang Zhenying posted a post on social networking sites, criticizing "Mayer Brown Law Firm is controlled by foreign powers and politically interfered. From now on, we will talk about politics with them." He believes that the pillar of the country’s death has been "political hype against China in the West and the United States." "I believe that Mayer Brown, as an established law firm rooted in Hong Kong, left the University of Hong Kong in American politics, questioned Mayer Brown’s manipulation by the United States and Britain, and asked how to treat its professional reliability and its business in Hong Kong and the Mainland. "Can state-owned and private enterprises continue to trust this law firm?"
Liang pointed out that Mayer Brown’s current global chairman is an American, and the global managing partner is a British. He called on Chinese-funded institutions, funding universities, and "all Chinese clients who speak dignity will immediately cut their seats with Mayer Brown."
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Luo Zhiguang: Every situation has come and gone. Gao Zhihuo would like to come to Hong Kong to demolish the pillar of national death in Hong Kong. Today, the stakes are removed: Hong Kong University and its owner Gao Zhihuo are more suitable for the pillar of national death | sculptor Gao Zhihu buys time from the University of Hong Kong Plan to move to Europe and the United States for exhibition Gao Zhihu: I have written to the University of Hong Kong requesting a hearing in order to transport the "Pillar of National War" from Hong Kong to stay in the unknown. The sculptor of the Pillar of National War warns of damage or compensation: not giving up the right of ownership. Hong Kong draws a dead line: 10.13 The Pillar of National War must be removed. The Stake Association calls for historical responsibility