On July 3, 2014, lawmaker Wong Yuk-man (top) threw a glass and documents at chief executive Leung Chun-ying during a question-and-answer session in the Legislative Council. Divisive politics in Hong Kong predated the divisive Occupy protests that would start in September 2014. Photo: K.Y. Cheng On July 3, 2014, lawmaker Wong Yuk-man (top) threw a glass and documents at chief executive Leung Chun-ying during a question-and-answer session in the Legislative Council. Divisive politics in Hong Kong predated the divisive Occupy protests that would start in September 2014. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
On July 3, 2014, lawmaker Wong Yuk-man (top) threw a glass and documents at chief executive Leung Chun-ying during a question-and-answer session in the Legislative Council. Divisive politics in Hong Kong predated the divisive Occupy protests that would start in September 2014. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Alice Wu
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Alice Wu

To recover from the Occupy protests, we need to remember how Hong Kong got into this mess

  • The sentencing of the protest leaders doesn’t really close the case for the city. The protests had their roots in political and social problems of the last administration that need to be solved before they crop up again

On July 3, 2014, lawmaker Wong Yuk-man (top) threw a glass and documents at chief executive Leung Chun-ying during a question-and-answer session in the Legislative Council. Divisive politics in Hong Kong predated the divisive Occupy protests that would start in September 2014. Photo: K.Y. Cheng On July 3, 2014, lawmaker Wong Yuk-man (top) threw a glass and documents at chief executive Leung Chun-ying during a question-and-answer session in the Legislative Council. Divisive politics in Hong Kong predated the divisive Occupy protests that would start in September 2014. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
On July 3, 2014, lawmaker Wong Yuk-man (top) threw a glass and documents at chief executive Leung Chun-ying during a question-and-answer session in the Legislative Council. Divisive politics in Hong Kong predated the divisive Occupy protests that would start in September 2014. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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Alice Wu

Alice Wu

Alice Wu fell down the rabbit hole of politics aged 12, when she ran her first election campaign. She has been writing about local politics and current affairs for the Post since 2008. Alice's daily needs include her journals, books, a multi-coloured pen and several lattes.