Protesters call for their five demands to be met during the anti-government rally in Hong Kong on December 8. Photo: Kyodo
The Hong Kong we all love is a gateway between East and West, and protesters are fighting to keep it that way
Most protesters are not motivated by a hatred of China or mainlanders, but encroachments on ‘one country, two systems’. Beijing’s increasing authoritarianism is at odds with liberal Hongkongers who refuse to surrender their rights
Gareth is a senior news editor on the Technology desk. He is a former managing editor for the EIU’s thought leadership division in Asia. He moved to Hong Kong with Reuters in 2003 and later joined Bloomberg as a finance editor. He also worked as an investment writer with Fidelity, BlackRock and JP Morgan.