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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central 'may hurt Beijing's confidence in Hong Kong as financial centre'

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:21am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... 'may hurt city's finance centre status' Beijing's confidence in Hong Kong as a financial centre could be shattered if the Occupy Central protests spiral out of control, ... you would do the same," Yam said. The anti-Occupy Central group, Alliance for Peace and Democracy, said yesterday it had collected about 380,000 signatures in the past two days against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556936/occupy-central-may-hurt-beijings-confidence-hong-kong-financial
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Occupy Central activists must consider price to pay for raising stakes

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:17pm by TIM COLLARD

    ... of universal suffrage in Hong Kong in 2017 have come to a head rather sooner than most expected. Was it wise for Occupy Central and its allies to raise the stakes so high so early? We are now awaiting ... to be formally ruled out; but they are assuming the worst. Indeed, they are right to assume the worst, as it is hardly conceivable that the NPC will leave any room for doubt as to the central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1557149/occupy-central-activists-must-consider-price-pay-raising-stakes
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Older crowd turns out for anti-Occupy Central signature campaign

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:06am by Joyce Ng

    ... divide between those who signed up to oppose Occupy Central yesterday and those who voted in last month's unofficial referendum by the pro-democracy movement. Grey hair predominated as the Alliance for Peace and Democracy kicked off its signature drive calling for the achievement of universal suffrage by 2017 in a "peaceful and non-violent manner" without occupying Central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556701/older-crowd-turns-out-anti-occupy-central-signature-campaign
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Towngas backs down after asking staff to sign anti-Occupy Central petition

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Towngas backs down over anti-Occupy petition Towngas did a rapid U-turn yesterday on collecting staff signatures against the Occupy Central civil ... 800,000 signatures to outnumber the 787,000 people who voted in Occupy Central's unofficial referendum on electoral reform last month. Some mainland-owned firms and pro-Beijing groups have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555515/towngas-backs-down-after-asking-staff-sign-anti-occupy-central
  5. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    'We are not your enemies': Occupy Central’s Benny Tai apologises for worrying officers

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 01:26pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Organiser apologises, while officers say protesters aren’t ‘bad guys’ Occupy and police: ‘we are not enemies’ Occupy Central co-organiser Benny Tai ... In the article yesterday, Tai also said he was "deeply sorry" that Occupy Central had worried "many frontline policemen". Association chairman Joe Chan Cho-kwong replied ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553954/occupy-centrals-benny-tai-praises-police-apologises-worrying-officers
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hundreds join march against Occupy Central

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Hundreds march against Occupy A group that marched through Causeway Bay yesterday in protest against Occupy Central claims to have collected 5,000 ... Central. The alliance aims to get 800,000 signatures to outnumber the 780,000 people who voted in Occupy Central's unofficial referendum However, alliance spokesman Robert Chow Yung said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553520/hundreds-join-march-against-occupy-central
  7. News - Hong Kong - DEMOCRACY

    Pro-democracy leaders could call for strikes before Occupy Central, says organiser

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:00pm by ADA LEE AND JEFFIE LAM

    ... A non-cooperation campaign involving strikes at businesses, schools and universities could be launched ahead of the planned Occupy Central protest, an organiser of the pro-democracy movement said. Reverend ... the biggest turnout in a decade, although that figure has been disputed. The strikes would come before any Occupy Central protest, which would only happen after the government delivers its official ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551858/pro-democracy-leaders-could-call-strikes-month-says-occupy-central
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam issues warning on Occupy Central shutdown at talk with civil servants

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:33am by Phila Siu, Gary Cheung and Jeffie Lam

    ... issues warning on Occupy shutdown Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said yesterday that government operations could break down if Occupy Central brings the main business district ... report would include ideas such as public nomination and party nomination, but would not pass judgment on them. Views aired in Occupy Central's unofficial referendum and at the July 1 rally- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550921/occupy-central-tops-agenda-top-level-legco-meeting-uniformed-service
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Archbishop's sermon on Occupy Central was 'taken out of context': church

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 02:22pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Albert Leung called him a hypocrite. Occupy Central co-organiser Dr Chan Kin-man also said the statements would make people disappointed in the church. Watch: What do Hongkongers think about Rev. ... - which plans to blockade Central if the government does not put forward a plan for universal suffrage offering genuine choice in the 2017 chief executive poll. Occupy's "extortion" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550314/church-defends-reverend-paul-kwong-who-told-pro-democracy-residents
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central a danger to the Hong Kong property market, Barclays Bank warns

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:52pm by Joyce Ng, Jeanny Yu and Ray Chan

    ... Occupy 'a danger to property market' "Unexpected shocks" like the planned Occupy Central protest could trigger a property market slump, leading international bank Barclays ... and a year in 2008 after the global financial crisis for prices to return to their previous levels. Louie made only a vague reference to the Occupy Central movement in his report. But he told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549994/occupy-central-danger-property-market-warns-barclays-bank

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