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  1. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    More than 500,000 vote in Occupy Central’s electoral reform poll: organiser

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:58am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... in history, experts say 500,000 vote in reform plebiscite More than 500,000 people have voted in Occupy Central’s online poll on options for the 2017 chief executive election since it launched at noon ... lawmakers who hoped to use the poll as a "de facto referendum" on the pace of democratisation. Watch: Hongkongers voice their opinion on the referendum, democracy, and Occupy Central Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536748/electronic-poll-electoral-reform-opens-despite-billions-cyberattacks
  2. News - Hong Kong - scholarism

    Hong Kong's youngest activists draw inspiration from political liberalism

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:47am by Erin Hale

    ... Erin Hale Over breakfast at a sandwich place in Kowloon Tong, three of Hong Kong’s most famous student activists are talking about their roles in Occupy Central. Like all students, Joshua ... relatively conservative populace to take part in the next phase of Occupy Central.  “If you ask Hong Kong people if they think that rule of law is important, they will say it is very important,” said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555279/unlike-world-peers-hong-kongs-young-activists-are-inspired-american
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    United by a common goal: 60 years separate Occupy Central's youngest and oldest volunteers

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:10am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com More than 60 years separate the youngest and oldest volunteers with Occupy Central Generations apart, united by a common goal Retired taxi driver Benedict Ng ... comrades- if not for Hong Kong's bumpy path to universal suffrage. Ng, 78, is the oldest volunteer in the planned civil disobedience movement Occupy Central; Wong, 17, the youngest. In the past ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537158/united-common-goal-60-years-separate-occupy-centrals-youngest-and
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Government linked Legco clash with Occupy Central to denigrate movement, says activist

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... towns, not a mob conducting a trial run of the planned Occupy Central blockade. The government had "overestimated" their abilities and intentions by linking the clash at the Legco building to preparations for bringing the commercial hub to a standstill. Occupy organisers are planning to mobilise 10,000 people to stage a non-violent sit-in on the streets of Central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536525/government-linked-legco-clash-occupy-central-denigrate-movement-says
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central leader and senior pastor slam Anglican archbishop's 'inappropriate' sermon

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:24pm by Ada Lee

    ... Communist Party conflict The Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, one of the organisers of the pro-democracy Occupy Central movement, said he was “saddened” by comments made by Hong Kong’s Anglican Church ... with his church duties, as the values of the central government and the church are different. The Reverend Peter Koon, provincial secretary general of the Anglican Church, on Wednesday sought ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551824/occupy-leader-and-senior-pastor-condemn-anglican-archbishops
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Benny Tai's reprehensible mutiny call to police

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 05:09am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Benny Tai's reprehensible mutiny call So much for occupying Central with peace and love! The originator of the civil disobedience movement has revealed his ... Tai Yiu-ting, said officers should question their superiors' orders in the event they were asked to remove Occupy protesters by force. "When Occupy Central does happen, I hope ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1554263/benny-tais-reprehensible-mutiny-call-police
  7. 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
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    If Occupy prompts Beijing to intervene, 'one country, two systems' would take a hit, adviser says

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by Gary Cheung

    ... a "grave" situation if the Occupy Central movement created prolonged disturbances that prompted intervention from Beijing, an adviser to the central government said. The warning from Lau Siu-kai, ... intervene if riots broke out in the city. Meanwhile, an organiser of the Occupy Central campaign vowed members would "take action" if officials refused to meet them on electoral reforms, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1552391/if-occupy-prompts-beijing-intervene-one-country-two-systems-would
  9. News - Hong Kong - PROTEST

    Legco storming may be forerunner to Occupy Central, government source says

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:28am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Government fears Friday's protest was forerunner of Occupy Central blockade Legco storming 'may be a trial run' The government fears the attempt to storm the Legislative Council building on Friday night was a trial run by activists for the Occupy Central campaign of civil disobedience, a source close to the administration revealed. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533025/legco-storming-may-be-forerunner-occupy-central-government-source
  10. 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

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