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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A peaceful exit is the only option for Occupy Central protesters

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 05:04am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A peaceful exit is the only option The impasse over the Occupy protests has dragged on for more than 50 days. A court ruling could see one of the blockaded sites cleared ... that the occupiers are facing a red light whichever way they go. As the campaign drags on without any significant achievement, patience and support are waning. While student leaders maintain they will not go ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Here's to the MTR, the unsung hero of Occupy Central

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 03:10am by Mike Rowse

    ... Mike Rowse With key arteries in our city blocked, the subterranean railway has come to the rescue Here's to the MTR, unsung hero of Occupy Central When the streets are clear again and the dust has finished settling, I have no doubt our community will spend many months- even years- debating the rights and wrongs, the ins and outs, of Occupy Central. Who knows, academics may even ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Former Canto-pop star sings old tune on Hong Kong police and Occupy Central

    Posted Nov 08th 2014, 05:27am by Alex Lo

    ... undone on September 28 by the firing of tear gas; they had colluded with or at least condoned triad and anti-Occupy Central efforts to stir up trouble within the Occupy movement; they had ... police forces in the world that would self-impose such a moratorium. Frontline officers have been remarkably restrained, sometimes unjustifiably so, towards everyone- Occupy and anti-Occupy ...

  4. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    What did Premier Li really try to say about Occupy Central?

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:13am by George Chen

    ... For the first time since the outbreak of the Occupy Central movement last month,  Premier Li Keqiang has offered some clues on how Beijing wants to see the pro-democracy protests brought to an end, ... naming Occupy Central – he mentioned two key elements: the Hong Kong people and the government. [It is] a positive signal that Beijing doesn’t want to look like an enemy of 7 million people Li’s ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't let Occupy Central occupy all thoughts of democracy

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:40am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says amid all the focus on Occupy Central, we risk ignoring the many other paths to reach our goal of universal suffrage Too preoccupied It seems increasingly difficult for us to reach a consensus on anything these days, especially when that's what we really need. But, there's one thing we can agree on: Occupy Central is already a success. Judging ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Occupy Central ought to make an ally of Hong Kong business

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 05:04pm by Kelly Yang

    ... Therefore, it makes sense for big business to back democracy. However, the pan-democrats and Occupy Central organisers haven't fully researched or conveyed these benefits to businesses. Granted, ... to medium-sized enterprises make up 98 per cent of total Hong Kong business units and account for nearly half of total employment. When they hurt, Hong Kong hurts. Before Occupy Central started, a Chinese ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Students and pan-democrats must offer effective solutions

    Posted Nov 29th 2014, 04:43am by LETTERS

    ... said that when talking to the Occupy Central protesters, especially the students, he kept hearing, "We don't want Hong Kong to become just another Chinese city." Vines said ... these people wanted the city to become a place where the major decisions were made by the central government, and where core values that distinguish Hong Kong from the mainland system were "cast ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Occupiers must retreat and devise a new strategy to continue momentum

    Posted Nov 29th 2014, 04:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Occupiers need a new strategy Mong Kok has, thankfully, returned to normal at last. Order has been restored after several days of clashes between defiant protesters ... successful. The community is relieved to see the occupied areas finally reopened after two months. The Occupy movement is far from over, though. Thousands of officers are being deployed to guard ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Occupiers are losing the high ground

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 12:49pm by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Michael Chugani says the conduct of some Occupy protesters in Mong Kok is a good indication of why support for the movement is waning Losing the plot Isn't Chief ... watched with honest eyes this week's clearance of the Mong Kok occupy site would agree not all protesters peacefully complied with the court injunction. On both Tuesday and Wednesday, some ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Follow Deng's footsteps: let some have democracy first

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 12:40pm by BILL XIANG YANG

    ... students block roads, occupy streets and disrupt the livelihood of other residents, they probably don't take those very real matters into account. Beijing has been betting that Hong ... it will be in the long run, due to a lack of checks and balances. For now, the central government arguably has no appetite for turmoil in Hong Kong. Xi may well be keeping a close eye on the situation, ...




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