Public Opinion

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

Occupy Central provocations won't help to build a consensus

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.

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