The demonstrations are the culmination of frustrations stretching back more than 25 years.

A turning point for democracy in Hong Kong

Cliff Buddle says Hongkongers deserve the right to freely elect their leader and this crisis can lead to change - if our chief executive, business sector and democrats all play their part in easing Beijing's concerns

Topic |   Occupy Central

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The demonstrations are the culmination of frustrations stretching back more than 25 years.
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Cliff Buddle

Cliff Buddle

A journalist for more than 30 years, Cliff began his career as a court reporter in London and moved to Hong Kong in 1994 to join the SCMP. Specialising in court reporting and legal affairs, he has held a variety of editorial positions, including Deputy Editor and Acting Editor-in-Chief.