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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong protesters, police get all tangled up in the numbers game

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 05:17am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Getting all tangled up in numbers There we go again over the numbers game. Police said about 111,000 people took part in the protest against Occupy Central on Sunday. This is more than its estimate of 98,600 for the pro-democracy march on July 1. The University of Hong Kong public opinion programme put the number at between 79,000 and 88,000, roughly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1576288/hong-kong-protesters-police-get-all-tangled-numbers-game
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Both sides must compromise to move forward on political reform

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 05:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a campaign that paralyses the city's financial district will accomplish what they want. Others opt for a more conciliatory approach. They took to the street on Sunday to oppose Occupy Central. The pan-democrat and patriotic camps each have public support. In June, some 780,000 people reportedly voted in an unofficial ballot held by Occupy Central. This prompted the rival camp to counter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1576278/both-sides-must-compromise-move-forward-political-reform
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Participants in Occupy Central 'should not underestimate legal consequences'

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 01:55pm by Stuart Lau

    ... activists People planning to join Occupy Central “should not underestimate” the legal consequences, says a human rights lawyer who expressed concern about a new trend of magistrates imposing heavier ... have lowered sentences on various grounds. Organisers of the pro-democracy Occupy movement hope to rally some 10,000 people to camp out on the streets in Central if the government’s plan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564144/participants-occupy-central-should-not-underestimate-legal
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    John Tsang recalls protests on US campus during the Vietnam war

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Financial secretary reflects on Vietnam war protests as civil disobedience campaign heats up Tsang recalls the 'Occupy' of his university days With the Occupy Central civil disobedience campaign firing up both advocates and adversaries, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah recalled similar social activism he witnessed as a Boston university ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575839/john-tsang-recalls-protests-us-campus-during-vietnam-war
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    More than 800 take part in anti-Occupy run, while march draws thousands

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Run finishes distant second to march More than 800 people took part in a run through Hong Kong yesterday morning to oppose the Occupy Central campaign, but it was well below the 10,000 figure organisers had hoped for. The anti-Occupy Central supporters ran from Victoria Park in Causeway Bay to Chater Road, Central. The Alliance for Peace and Democracy, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575708/more-800-take-part-anti-occupy-run-while-march-draws-thousands
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Anti-Occupy Central campaign plans march in protest of sit-in threat

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by SAMUEL CHAN, NG KANG-CHUNG, BRIAN YAP

    ... Samuel Chan, Ng Kang-chung and Brian Yap Thousands to walk across town as activists advise businesses on seeking an injunction Anti-Occupy campaign plans march Anti-Occupy Central ... against the civil disobedience movement. The August 17 march from Victoria Park in Causeway Bay to Chater Garden in Central would mark the end of a petition campaign opposing Occupy, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562116/anti-occupy-central-campaign-plans-march-protest-sit-threat
  7. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    60 minibus drivers take over Mong Kok street for protest against Occupy Central

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 12:24pm by BRIAN YAP and samuel chan

    ... this morning protested against the planned Occupy Central sit-in, by parking their buses the length of busy Fa Yuen Street in Mong Kok. The protest, which lasted a few hours, was organised ... in the city and 3,107 licensed green minibuses. The association says over 2,000 minibus drivers will be adversely affected if the pro-democracy protest camp goes ahead. “The Occupy Central movement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561746/about-60-minibus-drivers-stage-sit-against-planned-occupy-central
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Business chambers liken Occupy Central to Thai protests, say tourism will plummet

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by JEFFIE LAM, Austin Chiu

    ... Jeffie Lam and Austin Chiu Business chambers liken Occupy to Thai protests The five leading business chambers formed a united front yesterday to oppose Occupy Central, warning ... the chief executive of Hongkong Land, which has interests in Central, said tourists were concerned about safety and it was "almost certain" Occupy Central's action would deter them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561449/business-chambers-liken-occupy-central-thai-political-protests
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Police conduct at anti-Occupy protest will be watched for hint of bias

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:58pm by Albert Cheng

    ... at anti-Occupy march will be closely watched for hint of bias The Alliance for Peace and Democracy expects a turnout of 98,000 for its march on Sunday against the Occupy Central movement. ... been subject to undue police obstruction in their street actions. For instance, an unprecedented 113 Occupy Central supporters were arrested in the wake of the last July 1 rally. Backed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1573469/police-conduct-anti-occupy-protest-will-be-watched-hint-bias
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'X' marks the spot: Illiterate villagers boost Anti-Occupy Central signature campaign

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:07pm by Ernest Kao, Phila Siu

    ... to win over villagers Organisers of an anti-Occupy Central petition ventured into rural Tai Po district yesterday, hoping to rally support from indigenous villagers. The entourage- targeting ... Chow described as a "world record" the 930,000 signatures opposing the civil disobedience movement collected so far, and said it reflected public opinion. But Occupy Central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560462/x-marks-spot-illiterate-villagers-boost-anti-occupy-central-signature

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