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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Negotiations are the only way forward for Occupy Central protesters

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 04:38am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Negotiations the only way forward Stubbornness and stalling for time are no way to manage a disruptive protest. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's agreement to talks with student leaders to try to bridge differences was a necessary star ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Talks should focus on realistic timetable for democratisation

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 04:57am by LETTERS

    ... of sympathy for the student demonstrators and Occupy Central protesters, but their demands would have considerably more force and clear justification if we were much nearer to 2046. We must all accept ... therefore Occupy Central) how they could justify their apparent acceleration of the temporal road map. This is surely the very canyon of differences that requires narrowing between the two sides. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong police 'more tolerant than those in US or Europe', says CY Leung

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:44am by Bryan Harris

    ... performance during the ongoing Occupy Central protests, saying they had shown "patience and tolerance" not always found in Western democratic countries. His remarks in a television interview earlier this week chimed with critics of the Occupy movement, who regularly remind protesters they could face rougher treatment at the hands of authorities in the United States or Europe. Examples ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    I don't support Hong Kong's Occupy protest, says Kenny G after stern words from Beijing

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 11:07am by James Griffiths

    ... News of his apparent support for the Occupy Central movement spread quickly on social media and was picked up by several international publications, including the South China Morning Post. ... York Times  earlier this year that he rarely gets any royalties despite its prevalence.  “Kenny G’s musical works are widely popular in China, but China’s position on the illegal Occupy Central ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Student, Occupy leaders announce vote on government’s reform proposals

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 11:26pm by TIMMY SUNG, Gary Cheung, Joyce Ng

    ... of sit-ins. Student leaders and Occupy Central organisers said the poll would be held on Sunday. One of Hong Kong's most respected pan-democrat politicians, and an academic close to student ... Committee's decision and that the dialogue must address elections in 2016 and 2017. Occupy Central co-founder Benny Tai Yiu-ting said they hoped to get a stronger endorsement from the people through ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    You're tearing us apart, former Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa tells protesters

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:44am by Staff Reporters

    ... apart, Tung tells protesters The Occupy Central movement could hurt Hong Kong's economy severely, tear the community apart and undermine the rule of law if the street protests continue, ... time since the democracy protests broke out 27 days ago. Tung, who is familiar with Beijing's thinking, said it would not use military force to break up the protests now occupying three ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Dozens of bus routes suspended or changed as sixth day of Occupy Central begins

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 07:52am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... Bus, which mainly operate on Hong Kong Island, said because of the closures of major roads in Central and Kowloon districts, 44 daytime routes were suspended while 125 routes were diverted. ... at Admiralty as a section of the road was briefly blocked by pro-democracy activists. Two westbound lanes on Lung Wo Road were occupied by protesters around 8am on Friday. The road blockade’s impact ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Seeds of Occupy Central can be found in our governance dysfunction

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 03:12pm by CARINE LAI

    ... in history, it is difficult to escape the conclusion that Occupy Central was the natural result of events long in the making. The roots of the current crisis reach back to the  July 1 democracy ... Under these circumstances, is it any wonder that Occupy Central emerged, or that it was met with such force? While compromise on the nomination of chief executive candidates is highly unlikely ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    OCCUPY CENTRAL- NIGHT FOUR: Full coverage of all the night's events

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 07:42pm by Raquel Carvalho, Cheung Chi Fai, ALICE WOODHOUSE, LO WEI, Ernest Kao, Kathy Gao, Vivienne Chow

    ... Staff Reporters Welcome to day five of our live Occupy Central coverage. Protests are expected to ramp up a gear today after student leaders set Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying a deadline ... in the ongoing sit-in. After the four people who claimed to be Occupy Central marshals attempted to take away a few barricades, several protesters said there was no need to have marshals at all ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    'The sun rises as usual': Beijing official's response to Occupy Central

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 03:37am by PETER SO AND CHRIS LAU

    ... Peter So and Chris Lau Beijing’s view: ‘The sun rises as usual’ The sun may rise as usual, but Occupy Central hasn't felt any warmth from Beijing. With city streets filled ... He said with a slight smile: "The sun rises as usual." Occupy Central co-founder Dr Chan Kin-man disagreed. "To be honest, even if the sun has risen, we don't feel ...




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