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  1. 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

    ... in the face of a few hundred protesters sitting down on the streets of Central? OK, let's say it will be a few thousand protesters. I very much doubt it, but let's paint the most threatening ... at it the other day, picking up 500 protesting kids after the democracy march. Everything went tickety-tick. More toilets and lunch boxes may be needed next time, perhaps, but that's about it. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552875/police-can-handle-occupy-protest-so-why-paranoia-beijing
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democrats ready for small-scale protests: Emily Lau

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:12am by JEFFIE LAM, FANNY FUNG

    ... Jeffie Lam and Fanny W.Y. Fung Democrats 'ready for Occupy Central' The Democratic Party is ready to take part in small-scale Occupy Central protests if Beijing fails to offer ... protest, but the party would not initiate the small-scale demonstrations, the source said. The Democrats would also form focus groups and intensify publicity efforts to promote the civil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550026/democrats-ready-small-scale-protests-emily-lau
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing's treatment of Hong Kong protests watched by a wary region

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 02:11pm by Manik Mehta

    ... Manik Mehta Manik Mehta says any violence will further unnerve Taiwan and wider Asia Beijing needs to carefully weigh response to HK protests The demand for democracy in Hong Kong, ... force to crush the protests; such a move would send the wrong signal to Taiwan, which China wants to see returned to the fold of the "motherland". Analysts in Taiwan fear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1549555/beijings-treatment-hong-kong-protests-watched-wary-region
  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 ... that into their reports. The new headline made no reference to suffrage, because Lui said many people took part in the rally for different reasons. Occupy Central protesters and police took centre stage instead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1546101/ming-pao-editorial-director-had-make-tough-call-july-1
  5. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    10,000 Occupy Central protesters would bring government to crisis point: student leader

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 01:40pm by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Protester arrested in Chater Road sit-in says police would be unable to clear a large-scale demonstration as pressure mounts on officials A larger blockade ... the police removed the protesters on Chater Road as “a mess”. The pro-democracy Occupy movement hopes to rally 10,000 people to blockade streets in Central if the government fails to deliver a plan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545540/unstoppable-occupy-central-would-lead-government-crisis-student
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Four men jump into Victoria Harbour in protest against Occupy Central movement

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 02:17pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com We can't take it any longer, says protester before plunging into water … followed by firefighters Occupy opponents jump into harbour Four men ... Harbour. The men held a press briefing lamenting Occupy Central before defying a police warning not to go ahead with their stunt. Watch: Four men jump to the Victoria Harbour in protest against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542935/four-men-jump-victoria-harbour-protest-against-occupty-central
  7. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong police stage mock protest in 'major' training exercise for Occupy Central

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:58am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Officers surround ‘sit-in’ and remove ‘protesters’ in drill ahead of civil disobedience movement Police stage exercise ahead of Occupy "Protesters" blocked a road on the grounds of the Police College in Aberdeen yesterday in what force insiders described as a "major exercise" to prepare for possible trouble during the Occupy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1540199/mock-occupy-style-protest-progress-police-stage-major-training-exercise
  8. 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

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Beijing may lose confidence in Hong Kong's role if protests spiral out of control, warns Joseph Yam, former head of the Monetary Authority Occupy '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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556936/occupy-central-may-hurt-beijings-confidence-hong-kong-financial
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central ‘unwise’, says Peter Woo of Wharf, a likely loser from protest

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:47pm by PEGGY SITO ENOCH YIU AND RAY CHAN

    ... government to make any concessions in the election of Hong Kong's chief executive or on electoral reform. And he urged protesters not to occupy Central, arguing it is "not worth it". "[Protesters] hope to use an illegal movement- Occupy Central- to try to seize control of Hong Kong's administration. It is an unwise move," he said yesterday after the company's annual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528964/occupy-central-not-worth-it-says-peter-woo-wharf-likely-loser-protest

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