Politics

Hong Kong: Best and worst case scenarios

By Wed, Oct 01, 2014 12:48PM UTC Thousands of pro-democracy protesters gather at Hong Kong's Mongkok district Monday evening. Pic: AP.

With the Occupy Central campaign having entered the fourth day with the protests still alive, the movement has now gone in a new direction, transformed into what is being called the “Umbrella Revolution,” a name that transcends the “Occupy” phenomenon and gives it a broader identity. So what are the scenarios that we can expect to play out from here?

Hong Kong protests continue as China marks National Day holiday

By Wed, Oct 01, 2014 10:22AM UTC Hong Kong protests continue as China marks National Day holiday

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters remained on the streets of Hong Kong Monday. Protesters gathered in Causeway, Mongkok and Admirality throughout the day, and more people appeared to be joining the protest as evening approached. Authorities earlier withdrew riot police from the streets.

Hong Kong protestors wait for Beijing’s response

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 5:56PM UTC Student activists sleep in the shade of umbrellas in Hong Kong Tuesday. Pic: AP.

As China prepares to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the Peoples Republic of China, Hong Kong is in the process of attempting to overthrow that very same political and social order.

US urges Hong Kong to show restraint with protesters

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 9:26AM UTC Pro-democracy protesters sit on a road as they face-off with local police in Hong Kong Monday. Pic: AP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is urging authorities in Hong Kong to show restraint with pro-democracy protesters.

China underestimates Hong Kong’s resolve

By Mon, Sep 29, 2014 7:18PM UTC Riot police fire tear gas on student protesters occupying streets surrounding the government headquarters in Hong Kong, early Monday. Pic: AP.

It was a coincidence but a symbolic one. On the day that Hong Kong’s police launched repeated volleys of tear gas onto pro-democracy demonstrators in the heart of the city, Chinese President Xi Jinping was reported to be calling on all Chinese to embrace the spirit of Mao Zedong and protect the position of the Communist Party.

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