The Southern Democratic Alliance
() is a pro-democracy political organization
in Hong Kong
. The Alliance was founded on February 1, 2004.
Its stated mission is to unite South Asians with local Chinese to build up a colorful Hong Kong. According to the party's chair, James Lung, local media have termed the Alliance the "Rising Sun of South Asians in the city."
Specifically emphasizing the need for stronger anti-discrimination legislation, the Alliance has focused on the desires of South Asians, specifically the Nepalese population in Hong Kong. One ally of the party has been the Nepalese spiritual group Heavenly Path
. The two groups cosponsored a peace rally on July 1, 2007, which organizers claim drew more than 100 attendees.
The party's support for peace and reconciliation, including between mainland China
, is at odds with official policy. This and other disagreement may have led to the August 4, 2008 closure of e-Wiki
, a collaborative wiki
website that hosted articles linking party chairman James Lung to the banned Falun Gong
movement and which described his criticism of China's Communist Party
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