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  1. 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
  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 - 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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