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  1. 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

    ... Kelly Yang Kelly Yang says we should maximise our best asset of a vibrant economy Get Hong Kong business on board the push for democracy Hong Kong's democracy movement ... in the pockets of Beijing. I disagree. Hong Kong businesses are in the pockets of Hong Kong businesses. Democracy is good for business. It safeguards transparency, the rule of law and a free economy, all ...

  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    David Cameron says Britain should stand up for Hong Kong rights

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 05:07pm by Reuters

    ... the right to gesticulate on this issue,” he told a daily news briefing in Beijing. Cameron was speaking after pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong clashed overnight with police. Footage of police ... Reuters in London Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday Britain should stand up for the rights of people in Hong Kong, after more than two weeks of protests over Chinese ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong protests expose the real rot in society

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:45am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Protests expose the real rot in society Something is rotten in the city of Hong Kong. That is what the pro-democracy rallies have exposed for the world to see. ... or even the main one. Many Hong Kong people are unhappy, but it's unlikely they were solely driven to fight police because they were upset by Beijing restricting the choice of candidates ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Infographic: How Hong Kong's #OccupyCentral became a global topic on Twitter

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 09:47am by Patrick Boehler

    ... about 1.3 millions tweets on Hong Kong's democracy movement over the last four days, a spokesman said on Tuesday.  Twitter has also created a gallery of the most widely shared photos from ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Twitter has given a visualisation of the conversation about Hong Kong on the social media platform over the last few days, following a request ...

  5. Sport - Golf - GOLF

    Miguel Angel Jimenez eyes record fifth Hong Kong Open title

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 09:05pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... to win a record fifth Hong Kong Open title. Long-time visitor Jimenez was quite the diplomat when asked about the predicament his favourite city was facing with the Occupy movement. "I love ... of the 156-strong field at the Hong Kong Golf Club this week. "I have been here 10 years and won four times which is quite a good percentage. But, yes, I would like to make it five and join ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Pro-democracy banner hung from Lion Rock has officials scrambling

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:26pm by Clifford Lo, Peter So, Emily Tsang

    ... The climbers' nerve prompted posts on social media with images of cartoon lions and a house cat wearing a yellow banner. A group calling itself The Hong Kong Spidie, after comic book hero Spiderman, ... think the spirit of Lion Rock isn't just about money. "The people fighting for real universal suffrage all over Hong Kong have shown great perseverance. This kind of fighting against ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Democracy diatribes are making us all mad in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:52pm by Michael Chugani

    ... have a cosy relationship when everyone knows the two sides loathe each other. Hong Kong is not apartheid South Africa, repressive Burma or racist 1960s America. But the democracy camp likes ... Michael Chugani Michael Chugani says with illogic ruling Hong Kong politics right now, there can be no winners, whether pan-democratic or Beijing loyalist Losing it It has been a dizzying ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Democracy is on its last legs

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:18pm by DABING LI

    ... in disastrous policies On its last legs The ongoing Occupy movement by pro-democracy protesters has wreaked havoc in Hong Kong. There is no end in sight. Yet, in this melodramatic saga, we may ... democracy utopia is "majority rule". In reality, a tiny minority can often exert a disproportionate amount of influence. In Hong Kong, for example, an illiterate old lady, manipulated ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    More than ever, Hong Kong needs a leader who can communicate and heal the social divide

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 04:06pm by Franklin Koo

    ... before, a leader to step up and make concrete plans to mend the social divide. Most protesters want democracy, but Hong Kong has never had universal suffrage before, and the majority of residents ... policy changes specifically to deal with these frustrations. The protesters need an end game, besides democracy. The key to defusing the crisis is for Hong Kong officials to address and solve ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    At the end of the day, Hong Kong should get a better government

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 04:04pm by Paul Letters

    ... before the protesters asserted their case. China is not ready for democracy, the people of Hong Kong are. But be careful what you wish for: Beijing's fears are not unfounded. Should a public protest ever lead to Western-style democracy in Hong Kong, it would be a green light for rebellion across China. (Paradoxically, if we could rely on the Great Firewall to keep all news from Hong ...




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