Occupy Wall Street

Apec's Beijing move no skin off Hong Kong's nose

Few businesses will flee Hong Kong for Beijing just because Apec chooses to hold a meeting in the capital.

The following conversation might or might not have taken place. However, its contents will be treated with disbelief by the serried ranks of "experts" who purport to know how business is conducted but have never had their knowledge sullied by any actual experience.

Wednesday, 5 March, 2014, 1:25am 4 comments

Occupy Central provocations won't help to build a consensus

Occupy Central's first deliberation day is more likely to be staged as a propaganda event rather than an honest exercise in public opinion polling. Photo: May Tse

Taking a leaf from "Occupy Wall Street", academics bent on holding Beijing's feet to the fire are organising an "Occupy Central" movement to pressure the central government to succumb to their demands for "true" democracy. Yet Hong Kong's version of "deliberation days" follows the American model in name only.

9 Jun 2013 - 2:40am 5 comments

Brutal police? Look closer to home, US

A police lieutenant swings his baton at Occupy Wall Street. Photo: AP

When it comes to brutality, abuse of power and the undermining of the freedom of assembly, our police can't hold a candle to their counterparts in the US. That's why it's amusing to read the latest US State Department report on human rights around the world, including its criticism of Asia's finest.

26 Apr 2013 - 2:27am 13 comments

Occupy Wall Street marks anniversary with smaller party

New York police officers arrest an Occupy Wall Street protestor during the anniversary of the movement in New York on Monday. Photo: Xinhua

Occupy Wall Street celebrated its one-year anniversary on Monday with a day of demonstrations that resulted in nearly 150 arrests but failed to produce the turnout or fervor that first propelled the movement into the national conversation.

18 Sep 2012 - 5:55pm

Occupy Wall Street plans to mark anniversary

A priest and police officer watch an Occupy Wall Street meeting take place outside of One Police Plaza on Sunday in New York City. Photo: AFP

New Yorkers braced for more street protests on Monday as Occupy Wall Street marks its first anniversary by attempting to blockade the New York Stock Exchange and re-energise the movement.

17 Sep 2012 - 1:51pm

Briefs, September 17, 2012

Iranian group increases bounty for Rushdie

17 Sep 2012 - 4:55am