HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps.
Talks were scheduled between the Hong Kong government and the protesters. They were held. Yet, so far, they have failed. Everyone expected it: when the administration led by Chief Executive C. Y. Leung called for discussions last week, it was immediately clear that a deal would be hard to reach.
CY Leung digs himself a new hole in Hong Kong writes Philip Bowring for Asia Sentinel. Most Hong Kong people are too poor and dumb to be allowed to vote, according to the territory’s Beijing-appointed leader Leung Chun-ying.
HONG KONG (AP) — On one side of the table sat the idealistic and earnest young students in jeans and black T-shirts, knapsacks by their sides. Facing them was the line-up of seasoned government officials in their formal suits.
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s Beijing-backed leader says his government won’t let the public nominate candidates to succeed him, as thousands of protesters demand, but there’s room to discuss how to form a key committee that would pick candidates.
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