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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong students protest too much over Occupy Central

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by Alex Lo

    ... university elders are so cowed by our young pan-democrat Red Guards that they are going out of their way to express support for them over class boycotts as part of Occupy Central. Some lecturers ... or the Hong Kong government, fine, go protest outside the liaison office or in Admiralty. Go occupy Central or Mong Kok. But do it in your own time. Law lecturer Benny Tai Yiu-ting once told me he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581329/hong-kong-students-protest-too-much-over-occupy-central
  2. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Occupy Central, coming soon to a theatre near you

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Occupy Central: the final frontier. We are about to boldly go where no Hongkonger has gone before. Our mission is to scare the hell out of our Beijing bosses by shutting ... Benny Tai Yiu-ting, captain of the civil disobedience ship Occupy Central. At his side will be a crew of 10,000 cuckoonauts. All 10,000 will beam down to Central. They will lie down to block ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580888/occupy-central-coming-soon-theatre-near-you
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Relax, Occupy Central won't end the world as we know it

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 05:16pm by Keane Shum

    ... Keane Shum Keane Shum says modern digital business practices and the city's network of elevated walkways mean that the Occupy movement will not shut down Central, despite the doomsday scenarios Over the top I used to occupy Central. I used to grab a sandwich and sit in Statue Square or Chater Garden and feel like I owned the place, because unlike the rest of Central during lunch ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1571404/relax-occupy-central-wont-end-world-we-know-it
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Authorities must prepare for worst-case scenarios of Occupy Central

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:08am by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... Grenville Cross Grenville Cross says while the government must make every effort to exercise restraint in the event of Occupy Central, law enforcement officers must nevertheless prepare for the worst On the front line By failing to prepare," said Benjamin Franklin, "you are preparing to fail." As the much hyped plan by activists to occupy the Central district, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1569344/authorities-must-prepare-worst-case-scenarios-occupy-central
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Occupy Central issue putting police impartiality under threat

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by Hari Kumar

    ... and violence. Until recently, the Hong Kong Police Force was seen as apolitical too. But the brouhaha that has been going on between the Occupy Central movement and their equally vehement opponents ... of the Occupy Central issue. This is alarming. Different groups staging rallies for and against police is not unusual. But when police officers openly join the debate on a political issue, they run ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1566483/occupy-central-issue-putting-police-impartiality-under
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Don't destroy Hong Kong for democracy

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by Alex Lo

    ... war. For Occupy Central, it looks like they are ready to undermine Hong Kong's stability and reputation to save it. Occupy co-founder Benny Tai Yiu-ting has said as much. This is what he pitches to business leaders in an interview with The Wall Street Journal: "Occupy Central would cause serious disruption and hurt business, and you have a very high cost to pay for that. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580895/dont-destroy-hong-kong-democracy
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Anti-Occupy movement to blame for polarisation in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 02:16pm by EVAN FOWLER

    ... the journalists present to "well, go write about it". The petition claims to represent the "silent majority" of people who don't support Occupy Central, or "Occupy Central ... Central? These simple questions reinforce political ignorance. Chow spoke of people being threatened by "what Occupy Central really represents". But the position of the alliance is itself ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1576812/anti-occupy-movement-blame-polarisation-hong-kong
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Anti-Occupy march as much a product of political dysfunction as pro-democracy protests

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 03:06pm by LARRY AU

    ... the vicious cycle of escalation Opposing forces There is much reason to be sceptical of the actual level of support enjoyed by the anti-Occupy Central group, the Alliance for Peace and Democracy. While the group claims that those who signed its petition and those who came out for the protest on Sunday surpassed the numbers who took part in Occupy Central's civil referendum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1576031/anti-occupy-march-much-product-political-dysfunction-pro-democracy-protests
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Both sides must compromise to move forward on political reform

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 05:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a campaign that paralyses the city's financial district will accomplish what they want. Others opt for a more conciliatory approach. They took to the street on Sunday to oppose Occupy Central. The pan-democrat and patriotic camps each have public support. In June, some 780,000 people reportedly voted in an unofficial ballot held by Occupy Central. This prompted the rival camp to counter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1576278/both-sides-must-compromise-move-forward-political-reform
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong protesters, police get all tangled up in the numbers game

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 05:17am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Getting all tangled up in numbers There we go again over the numbers game. Police said about 111,000 people took part in the protest against Occupy Central on Sunday. This is more than its estimate of 98,600 for the pro-democracy march on July 1. The University of Hong Kong public opinion programme put the number at between 79,000 and 88,000, roughly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1576288/hong-kong-protesters-police-get-all-tangled-numbers-game

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