The 70's Biweekly, no. 23


The 70's Biweekly was a Chinese political and historical magazine published in Hong Kong in the 1970s. It was an important platform for young people in Hong Kong at that time. The publisher of the magazine is a group of awakened youth. In 1969, Chu Hai College of Higher Education went on a class strike, and a group of students was expelled. The main persons in charge include Wu Zhongxian, Mo Zhaoru, Chen Qingwei, etc. Members of the biweekly magazine in the 1970s included members of the Fourth International, anarchists; it was called "the red flag and the black flag." The magazine ceased publication in 1972.

The 70's Biweekly was originally designed to strive for Chinese to become the official language. After Hong Kong became a British colony in 1841, English became the language of the law. The colonial government's various notices and notices related to the Chinese will have Chinese versions, but all legal documents written in English have legal effects.

The message of the 70's Biweekly was decolonization. In an interview, Mo Zhaoru, the main person of the 70's Biweekly,  said that we are still not free from colonization.

The original audience of the 70's Biweekly was the youth of Hong Kong.

Ng Chung-yin (Wu Zhongxian), the main person of the 70's Biweekly magazine

In 1972, he went to the Netherlands and met with the exiled Chinese Trotskyists including Peng Shuzhi in Paris and switched to Trotskyism by joining the Fourth International upon his return to Hong Kong.