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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. 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
  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. 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
  5. 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
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Towngas backs down after asking staff to sign anti-Occupy Central petition

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Towngas backs down over anti-Occupy petition Towngas did a rapid U-turn yesterday on collecting staff signatures against the Occupy Central civil ... 800,000 signatures to outnumber the 787,000 people who voted in Occupy Central's unofficial referendum on electoral reform last month. Some mainland-owned firms and pro-Beijing groups have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555515/towngas-backs-down-after-asking-staff-sign-anti-occupy-central
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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