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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Anti-Occupy movement to blame for polarisation in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 02:16pm by EVAN FOWLER

    ... the journalists present to "well, go write about it". The petition claims to represent the "silent majority" of people who don't support Occupy Central, or "Occupy Central ... Central? These simple questions reinforce political ignorance. Chow spoke of people being threatened by "what Occupy Central really represents". But the position of the alliance is itself ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1576812/anti-occupy-movement-blame-polarisation-hong-kong
  2. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Anti-Occupy march organisers pledge to investigate ‘cash for taking part’ claims

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 07:16pm by JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung and Teddy Ng

    ... Jeffie Lam, Tony Cheung and Teddy Ng in Beijing Organisers of Sunday's protest against Occupy Central promise to investigate reports that some participants were hired to show up Spotlight on claims marchers were paid Organisers of Sunday's march against Occupy Central say they will investigate complaints that people were paid to take part in the protest. Media reports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576152/anti-occupy-central-alliance-pledge-investigate-cash-handout-reports
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Anti-Occupy march as much a product of political dysfunction as pro-democracy protests

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 03:06pm by LARRY AU

    ... the vicious cycle of escalation Opposing forces There is much reason to be sceptical of the actual level of support enjoyed by the anti-Occupy Central group, the Alliance for Peace and Democracy. While the group claims that those who signed its petition and those who came out for the protest on Sunday surpassed the numbers who took part in Occupy Central's civil referendum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1576031/anti-occupy-march-much-product-political-dysfunction-pro-democracy-protests
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    March against Occupy had a mainland flavour

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... "Welcome, our friends from Zhangzhou; thanks for making it to the end, our Shaanxi comrades!" This was how organisers of a march against the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement yesterday ... to answer", was the typical response. Nevertheless, there were plenty of furious Hongkongers- mainly the elderly- who blasted Occupy Central for "destroying Hong Kong", despite its pledge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575709/march-against-occupy-had-mainland-flavour
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Comment - Letters

    Occupy Central has always said protests must be non-violent

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:08am by LETTERS

    ... Occupy Central has always said protests must be non-violent I refer to Elsie Tu's letter (" Delighted to hear silent majority ", July 31). I assume she is talking about the Occupy Central movement when she refers to "anti-China groups" and it disappoints me that she has failed to see its noble goals. In a truly free and democratic society, contrasting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1570881/occupy-central-has-always-said-protests-must-be-non-violent

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