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Don’t let Occupy Central occupy all thoughts of democracy

It seems increasingly difficult for us to reach a consensus on anything these days, especially when that’s what we really need. But, there’s one thing we can agree on: Occupy Central is already a success. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Support for Occupy Central should not trouble head of University of Hong Kong

Since when does supporting Occupy Central become a criterion for being a good head of a Hong Kong university? Professor Peter Mathieson, the new vice chancellor of the University of Hong Kong, has been asked time and again by students and reporters about his stances on various political hot potatoes such as the civil disobedience movement. […]

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Occupy Central to hit Hongkong Land, Wharf Holdings hardest: UBS

Hongkong Land and Wharf Holdings will suffer the most should the Occupy Central movement carry out its threat to block streets in the heart of the city, a study by investment bank UBS says. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Occupy Central students and under-fire pollster receive support from HKU’s new head

Students who take part in the civil-disobedience movement Occupy Central can expect the support of the University of Hong Kong’s new vice-chancellor – as can the university’s under-fire pollster. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Hong Kong’s Occupy Central movement may take on shades of Taiwan protest

We all know how Occupy Central will play out if its organisers go ahead with it – exactly like the scenes of mayhem in Taipei we have just witnessed this week. Organiser and academic Dr Benny Tai Yiu-ting has called it Occupy Central with Love and Peace. He sounds almost like a hippie. Full News […]

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Occupy Central gives downtown Hong Kong a taste of disobedience

Occupy Central gives downtown Hong Kong a taste of disobedience As he lay on the tarmac of a central Hong Kong street, gazing up at the skyscrapers, Chan Kin-man came to a realisation. "I have been living a very comfortable life – up in an office, writing articles, encouraging people to negotiate. Suddenly, I have […]

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Beijing’s words won’t stop Occupy Central’s plans: Benny Tai

Occupy Central will go on discussing electoral reform proposals favoured by Hongkongers rather than those Beijing officials prefer, the civil disobedience movement’s organiser Benny Tai Yiu-ting said. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Battle lines set over Occupy Central

Occupy Central will set up an official network of its supporters after a group of radical protesters claiming to support the movement gatecrashed one of its events this week. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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CSL and Citic linked to troubled Occupy Central ‘referendum’

CSL was the telecommunications company hired by the University of Hong Kong to support a New Year’s Day “referendum” on electoral reform that was plagued by technical problems. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Occupy ask Carrie Lam why views of 62,000 are irrelevant to electoral reform

One of the founders of the Occupy Central movement has urged Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor to clarify her dismissal of the results of its New Year’s Day “referendum” on electoral reform – warning its blockade of roads in Central would be more likely to go ahe Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Occupy Central to hold New Year’s Day ‘referendum’ on 2017 reforms

Hongkongers can start 2014 by giving their views on how their leader should be elected in 2017 as the Occupy Central movement runs a New Year’s Day “referendum” on electoral reform. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Migrants to Canada support Occupy plan

Hong Kong migrants who have lived in Canada for as long as 25 years may return to take part in the pro-democracy Occupy Central movement if the planned blockade of the city’s business heart goes ahead next year. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Academic blocked from travelling to Hong Kong after Occupy talk

A law professor from Xian, in Shaanxi province, said his travel permit to Hong Kong was revoked after he attended a conference last month where Occupy Central organiser Dr Chan Kin-man spoke. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Occupy Central is no threat to Hong Kong's economy

Occupy Central is no threat to Hong Kong's economy So we can be confident Hong Kong's reputation will survive Occupy Central untarnished. If anything, Hong Kong's standing could well emerge enhanced in the eyes of the world as one of the few cities in the region self-assured enough to permit popular … Full News here […]

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Behave like gentlemen, equality chief York Chow tells Occupy Central activists

Wait and see. That’s what the head of the Equal Opportunities Commission recommends democracy advocates do: ease off on organising protests and await the government’s blueprint for constitutional and political change. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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