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  1. Comment - Letters

    How Occupy Central can best be countered

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 05:27am by LETTERS

    ... How flawed strategy of Occupy Central can best be countered While I agree with Selina Lau (" Self-proclaimed lovers of democracy are actually absolutists ", June 2) that Occupy ... reasons. Occupy Central organisers have some misguided notions. Democracies the world over adopt different democratic systems. There are no set international standards to be applied. Occupy ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy insists Cardinal's walk 'did not break law'

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Pro-democracy group hits back at claims march to promote referendum was unlawful, as opponents vow to launch petition campaign Occupy insists Cardinal's walk 'did not break law' Occupy Central supporters have expressed "outrage" after the police chief accused the pro-democracy organisation of breaking the law with a walk ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PROTEST

    Companies rent backup offices in case of Occupy Central disruption

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:44am by ADA LEE AND TANNA CHONG

    ... Ada Lee and Tanna Chong Firms rent backup offices amid Occupy Central fears Companies have rented backup offices to prepare for potential disruption by the Occupy Central civil ... office- with the necessary technological set-up- just in case Occupy Central obstructs access to their main offices," the source said. They added that business consultancies, legal ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Ming Pao editorial director had to make tough call on July 1 protest

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:33am by Alex Lo

    ... launched Occupy Central trial run; police ready to clear area". The presses started running. But after 3.20am, Lui received reports that police had moved in and started removing protesters. ... headline became: "Hundreds in Occupy Central trial run; police started operation to clear area". The new sub-headline was: "July 1 rally- number [of participants] reached a 10-year ...

  5. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Occupy Central is Hong Kong's 'mad as hell' moment

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:35am by Peter Guy

    ... easily been describing the emotional undercurrent of disenfranchisement that feeds the Occupy Central movement. The movement has been vilified with the kind of fear-mongering reserved ... with little trouble so there is no reason to believe Occupy will cause chaos. Terse warnings by property tycoons and Hong Kong's former central banker Joseph Yam Chi-kwong proclaim that protests ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Joining social movements part of education, academic says of Occupy Central

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com College education without involvement in issues like Occupy Central a waste, college chief claims Students right to join in protests, says academic ... disobedience as part of Occupy Central, although he did not rule out disciplinary consequences. He recalled joining protests for better education policies while studying from 1970 to 1974, and later ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Both sides need to listen on reform'

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by Stuart Lau

    ... with Occupy Central's decision to shortlist three of 15 proposals on electoral reform for its unofficial 10-day referendum which ended last Sunday. He suggested the other proposals could ... to listen on reform' Both the central government and Hongkongers can ill afford not to compromise when it comes to introducing universal suffrage to the city in time for the 2017 chief ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Global Times warns Hong Kong could become the next ‘Ukraine or Thailand’

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:25pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... and express their anger at Beijing’s declaration of its authority over Hong Kong in a white paper. The editorial said the sit-in was a rehearsal for the Occupy Central protest, and warned that Hong ... “Without the rule of law, Hong Kong could sink into the likes of Ukraine or Thailand and all kinds of dangerous phenomena could happen,” it said. Occupy plans to blockade Central streets ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    So what is Occupy's poll really saying?

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:07am by Alex Lo

    ... to the 787,767 votes cast in Occupy Central's mock referendum. The exercise has achieved a phenomenal level of participation. But does it make sense to interpret it as a de facto referendum? ... Beijing and the Hong Kong government for refusing to consider public nomination. Occupy Central offered a "referendum" with no alternatives. So, minus the 8.9 per cent who abstained, can ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Turnout for Occupy Central vote a stirring show of Hong Kong defiance

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 05:25pm by ANSON CHAN

    ... Anson Chan Anson Chan says Hong Kong's determination to preserve its freedoms, as reflected in the massive turnout for the Occupy Central vote, demonstrates how far the community has matured- despite what Beijing might think Coming of age As Occupy Central's civil referendum draws to a close, we can afford to pause and reflect on the old maxim that a week is a long time ...




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