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Benny Tai Yiu-ting

Reject Occupy Central troublemakers

It does not take a scholar to clearly understand the major concerns voiced by four business groups regarding the potentially alarming consequences that Occupy Central would have for us all in Hong Kong ("Business, organisers joust over cost of Occupy Central", May 21).

Friday, 31 May, 2013, 5:35am 3 comments

Occupy Central organisers set democracy 'D-Day'

Hong Kong will experience a new style of democracy - over and above the act of casting votes - as the Occupy Central movement launches the first of three "deliberation days" early next month.

24 May 2013 - 5:15am

Only real reform can calm Hong Kong's political volcano

A chubby, mild-mannered legal scholar seems to be disturbing the sleep of the high and mighty from Hong Kong to Beijing. How else can you explain why four major local business groups denounced Benny Tai Yiu-ting's master plan to Occupy Central next year, including taking out advertisements in major newspapers this week?

22 May 2013 - 2:53am 6 comments

Occupy Central seeking support from women, workers after criticism

Organisers of the Occupy Central movement said they had been seeking support from women and workers but acknowledged it had not been easy.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

'Occupy' movement brings in more support

Some 500 supporters of the Occupy Central plan that demands genuine universal suffrage will rally on June 9 to discuss possible problems the movement may face, its founder said yesterday.

29 Apr 2013 - 4:59am 4 comments

How I occupied Benny Tai's lunch hour

Benny Tai Yiu-ting teaches at HKU and I live next door in Pok Fu Lam. But, no, the associate law professor who plans to hold up traffic in Central to press for democracy wanted to meet for lunch in out-of-the-way Sha Tin. Rather typical, I thought, of a man who just wants to make things difficult.

20 Apr 2013 - 3:24am 9 comments

Nothing but sceptics on Occupy Central idea

As the South China Morning Post looks at the organisers behind Occupy Central - Benny Tai Yiu-ting, Chu Yiu-ming,

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Democracy veteran: we'll never give up in Hong Kong

A 30-year veteran of the city's struggle for democracy, Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, said he had exhausted all other means to achieve his goals before deciding to turn to the planned civil disobedience movement, Occupy Central.

15 Apr 2013 - 8:30am 4 comments

Activist puts out Occupy Central action plan

An academic behind a plan to block roads in Central to fight for democracy said it remained to be seen whether organisers can reach a consensus with another pan-democratic alliance on demands for the 2017 chief executive election reform.

15 Apr 2013 - 2:53am 5 comments

Focus on the 2017 nomination committee, academic Benny Tai says

The academic behind a plan to block traffic in Central in the fight for democracy is seeking to move the debate on universal suffrage beyond the issue of screening candidates.

14 Apr 2013 - 6:02am 14 comments