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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Let Hong Kong, not Beijing, deal with democracy protesters

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:49am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex lo@scmp.com Let Hong Kong deal with the protests If Beijing really trusts Leung Chun-ying and his government, it should seriously consider stopping its micro-management ... in the response to the unrest. As a result, the Hong Kong government is increasingly toeing the party line; over the weekend it alleged that the Occupy movement is funded and manipulated by "external ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    How Hong Kong's business elite have thwarted democracy for 150 years

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:32am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Philip Bowring says a look back over the past 150 years reveals how Hong Kong's business elite have continually used their power to frustrate the public's ... of entrenched privilege in Hong Kong, already under threat from repeated revelations of greed and sleaze. Does this decrepit system have the capacity to respond to the underlying causes of discontent, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Occupy protests leave Hong Kong directionless, divided and further from its democracy goal than ever

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 11:39am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Michael Chugani says the Occupy protests have changed Hong Kong forever, but greater democracy is further away than ever Reality bites Where is the Hong Kong as we knew ... occupation of key districts, police allegedly beating up a handcuffed protester. How can we pretend none of it happened? We are now a Hong Kong with a changed DNA. We are angry, vengeful, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong has more than just democracy to worry about

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:28pm by Chandran Nair

    ... Chandran Nair Chandran Nair says we need to look beyond the current Occupy turmoil and see that solutions to Hong Kong's challenges lie far beyond whether we have a more democratic system or not Distorted picture Hong Kong residents who have been travelling these past two weeks will have experienced what it is like to have the international media as your only source ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong protesters should take the democracy on offer

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 02:12pm by DN HARJANI

    ... D N Harjani D N Harjani calls for an adherence to non-violence, and patience Hong Kong protesters should take the democracy on offer Since the start of the Occupy movement in Hong Kong ... becoming a mob or is it an egotistical venture of student power? To find a solution to the impasse and ascertain long-term goals in the best interests of Hong Kong, we need to understand democracy ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Mainlanders remain cool to Hong Kong's democracy fever

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 05:51pm by LIJIA ZHANG

    ... Lijia Zhang Lijia Zhang says few on the mainland appear to be interested in finding out about Hong Kong's democracy protest, much less sympathising with it- clearly a reflection of their political apathy A world away When the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests started, I was still in India, attending the Bangalore Literature Festival. As someone who took part in the pro-democracy ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong protesters lose support in the name of democracy

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 05:49am by Alex Lo

    ... 10-year-olds know Yau Tsim Mong is one of the most triad-infested districts in Hong Kong. Did the protesters think there would be no response from organised gangs? Or that police could somehow ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Losing support in the name of democracy It's one thing to fight for democracy. It's something else to challenge law and order in the name of it. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong needs democracy realists, not dreamers

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 12:36pm by Michael Chugani

    ... no risk. Our democracy dreamers have never come to terms with this. For Hong Kong's sake, they need to become democracy realists rather than dreamers. Realists understand who they are dealing ... and Xinjiang. Any concessions to Hong Kong would embolden the self-rule movements there and spark democracy movements elsewhere in China. That's why Beijing will never bow to our demands. Some ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Are Hong Kong people really ready for democracy?

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 12:18pm by PETER CHAN

    ... Peter Chan Peter Chan highlights the problems associated with the system Are Hong Kong people really ready for democracy? There have been persistent demands by pro-democracy groups for universal suffrage and the freedom to choose candidates and to elect the chief executive. The people of Hong Kong should ask and answer the question: Democracy, what democracy? The fundamental ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A turning point for democracy in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 05:43pm by Cliff Buddle

    ... in Hong Kong to the central government and seeking to ease its concerns about democracy. The business sector has an important role to play. Beijing, understandably, places much importance ... their part in easing Beijing's concerns Turning point The dramatic scenes of mass protest on the streets of Hong Kong this week mark a defining moment in the city's political development. ...




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