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  1. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Will Occupy Central send Hong Kong down the road to irrelevancy?

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 12:26pm by Cathy Holcombe

    ... a renewed bout of existential angst, an abiding fear that this great trading and financial centre will one day be irrelevant. This is one way to interpret the rather paranoid pushback against Occupy Central protests- with one group making a video in which the business district is represented by a heart, and animated blood spurts everywhere when the Occupy Central knife cuts in. Hong Kong has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1548631/will-occupy-central-send-hong-kong-down-road-irrelevancy
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Occupy Central has support … but it's hardly a majority

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 04:56pm by ROBERT CHOW

    ... Robert Chow Robert Chow says while Occupy Central and their allies can claim to have some public support, most Hongkongers in fact favour negotiation over their all-or-nothing approach Listen, and learn Occupy Central and its supporters must feel they are on top of the world. They just had a pretty successful two weeks, culminating in a good turnout for the July 1 protest march. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1545647/occupy-central-has-support-its-hardly-majority
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Police can handle Occupy protest, so why the paranoia from Beijing?

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... If they say they are not yet ready, if they cannot prevent the breakdown of government and business operations in Central, if Occupy Central truly has them cowed, then there is only one thing to do: ... what we actually have here is Beijing's paranoid fantasy. On the mainland, it would be easy to stop Occupy Central before its supporters could even occupy a bus seat to get there. As soon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552875/police-can-handle-occupy-protest-so-why-paranoia-beijing
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Government haste in handing reform report to NPC could backfire

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:24am by Alex Lo

    ... so. Political passions are running high. That is all the more reason to try to calm things down. We need to avoid igniting the powder keg created by Occupy Central and its supporters. ... emphasis of this or that proposal. No matter what's in the cards, Occupy Central will find an excuse to go ahead. And it is under pressure to do it either this month or next when the kids ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1553469/government-haste-handing-reform-report-npc-could-backfire
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong is strong enough to survive Occupy Central

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 05:11am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Hong Kong can surely survive Occupy Cities are amazing and complex human constructs. They have defined civilisations and may be the greatest engines of economic ... by international investors and China's leaders. Really, mini-riots outside the legislature and a jam in Central led by some two-bit academics are not going to ruin us. Any great city goes through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1540490/hong-kong-strong-enough-survive-occupy-central
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Democracy diatribes are making us all mad in Hong Kong

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

    ... Police arrest five organisers for breaking protest permit rules, and another 500 or so mostly young people for holding an Occupy Central rehearsal. Pan-democrats walk out during question time ... lecturer for writing about the couple's daughter, who posted a Facebook picture of her slashed wrist. Democracy activists pressure HSBC to backtrack on a report warning that Occupy Central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1551827/democracy-diatribes-are-making-us-all-mad-hong-kong
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing's treatment of Hong Kong protests watched by a wary region

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 02:11pm by Manik Mehta

    ... manifesting itself in the Occupy Central movement, is being closely watched by Taiwan and other Asian governments. One worrying question is whether Beijing would ask the Hong Kong authorities to use ... executive Leung Chun-ying to be a mainland puppet. Occupy Central's unofficial referendum on reforming Hong Kong's voting system has been dismissed by Beijing through its compliant media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1549555/beijings-treatment-hong-kong-protests-watched-wary-region
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Who can build a bridge to Hong Kong's discontented youth?

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:17am by Mike Rowse

    ... a largely student-fuelled movement can occupy Central and cause chaos for a time- anyone who didn't know it has just seen convincing proof that they can. Nor is it a question of whether ... in the opening rounds. It can't be the hapless education minster, Eddie Ng Hak-kim, he of the ill-advised and counterproductive "Don't take part in Occupy Central, it will adversely affect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1546650/who-can-build-bridge-hong-kongs-discontented-youth
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Ming Pao editorial director had to make tough call on July 1 protest

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:33am by Alex Lo

    ... launched Occupy Central trial run; police ready to clear area". The presses started running. But after 3.20am, Lui received reports that police had moved in and started removing protesters. ... headline became: "Hundreds in Occupy Central trial run; police started operation to clear area". The new sub-headline was: "July 1 rally- number [of participants] reached a 10-year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1546101/ming-pao-editorial-director-had-make-tough-call-july-1
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    So what is Occupy's poll really saying?

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:07am by Alex Lo

    ... to the 787,767 votes cast in Occupy Central's mock referendum. The exercise has achieved a phenomenal level of participation. But does it make sense to interpret it as a de facto referendum? ... Beijing and the Hong Kong government for refusing to consider public nomination. Occupy Central offered a "referendum" with no alternatives. So, minus the 8.9 per cent who abstained, can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1543922/so-what-occupys-poll-really-saying

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