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  1. Protesters claim to speak for majority but often represent only themselves

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Had they gone through with the threat, traffic would have come to a standstill. Shop owners and other road users would have been adversely affected. The Occupy Wall Street protests are one more example of this selfish behaviour. Even in Hong Kong, there is a group called Occupy Central. Such actions are examples of small minorities protesting against their unfortunate ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Oct 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Slogans may revive tragic memories It is perhaps no coincidence that many anti-capitalist 'Occupy Central' protesters belong to the younger (post-1980s) generation, ... and class struggle or have had close relatives and friends who were tortured or died in the process. The extreme leftist slogans used by Occupy Central protesters can only revive unpleasant memories ...

  3. Anti-Wall Street protest reaches Asia's capitals

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Violence broke out in Rome, where riot police fired tear gas and water cannons at a small group of violent protesters who set a defence ministry annexe on fire. The 'Occupy Central' crowd ... Asian cities, the turnout in Hong Kong's financial district was high. Some 500 protesters demonstrated on a podium next to Exchange Square in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... that they are there to keep an eye on the Occupy Central encampment under the HSBC building. While nothing much is going on there, it is adjacent to Bank Street. This street is occupied every day by a battalion of a far more insidious Occupy Central force, the illegal parking brigade. As the officers in the police vehicle are obviously twiddling their thumbs, surely taxpayers could expect them to engage ...

  5. Lai See

    Posted Mar 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with yesterday's piece on the 'Occupy Central' encampment under HSBC's headquarters. He says that while he has no problem with free speech, he is fed up with what he calls 'the ... they are to have their own man in position. Leung's main disadvantage for them is that they don't own him. Will this lead to scenes of angry tycoons marching in the streets? Our central ...

  6. The downside

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of hope, it was the winter of despair,' as Charles Dickens wrote in A Tale of Two Cities. Of course, Hong Kong is nowhere near the verge of revolution, as even the 'Occupy Central ... Wan disaster. However, the overcrowded and dilapidated living conditions that persist in old apartments- with caged beds and sub- divided units occupied by the urban poor, elderly single ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Protesters at HSBC should call it a day Foreign domestic helpers, having spent six days looking after Hong Kong families, children and pets, occupy pavements, walkways and parks in Central on Sundays. They meet friends and relatives, socialise, and share food, news and gossip. We now have another gathering - the Occupy Central group. These 40 or so protesters have occupied the ground ...

  8. HK$4b retail-office tower for Causeway Bay

    Posted Sep 15th 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... phoenix, a nearly HK$4 billion retail-office building will rise on the site now occupied by the 46-year-old block, Central Mansion, at the junction of Cannon Street and Jaffe Road. 'The ugly ... the remaining properties in the building, and that the project will be completed in 2014. Central Mansion occupies a site area of about 15,235 square feet. It will be redeveloped into a 230,000 sqft ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... but of course, the bureaucrats have told them to remove them. They are gone. My question is this. Why do we have to put up with communal living under the HSBC bank headquarters in the form of Occupy Central? This eyesore is offensive to residents and tourists alike, and it seems to be getting worse. There are tents, bikes, tables and chairs and even wardrobes and sofas in this, presumably ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Oct 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is dead. Michael Ko, Sham Shui Po Restricted view of philanthropy I am surprised that Lee Chun-wing, a member of Left21 that organised the 'Occupy Central' gathering on October 15, claims that the Central Rat Race, an annual charity event, would not be needed in a society where wealth is more equally distributed and where banks are taxed properly ('Anti-Wall Street protest reaches ...




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