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HSBC backtracks on Occupy Central as reason for downgrading Hong Kong's

HSBC backtracks on Occupy Central as reason for downgrading Hong Kong's … The amended version read: "We reduce Hong Kong to 'underweight' on the risk of weak residential real estate prices, the slowdown in mainland tourist arrivals, the market's link to US interest rates (the Federal Reserve could raise rates next year) and … Full […]

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Occupy Central is Hong Kong's 'mad as hell' moment

Occupy Central is Hong Kong's 'mad as hell' moment Terse warnings by property tycoons and Hong Kong's former central banker Joseph Yam Chi-kwong proclaim that protests will be bad for business and social stability. They have predictably backfired as more than 700,000 people participated in an Occupy … Full News here – Read more on South […]

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Beijing's white paper galvanises voters in Occupy Central's 2017 election poll

Beijing's white paper galvanises voters in Occupy Central's 2017 election poll Rain this afternoon failed to dampen spirits at 15 polling stations set up in Hong Kong for Occupy Central's unofficial "referendum" on options for the election of the city's chief executive in 2017. Voting was brisk at many of the polling stations … Full […]

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Occupy Central not worth it, says Peter Woo of Wharf, a likely loser from protest

The chairman of developer Wharf (Holdings), Peter Woo Kwong-ching, says he does not expect the central government to make any concessions in the election of Hong Kong’s chief executive or on electoral reform. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Companies rent backup offices in case of Occupy Central disruption

Companies have rented backup offices to prepare for potential disruption by the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement, business insiders say. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Occupy Central pleases no one with decision to widen ballot on chief executive vote reforms

Occupy Central organiser Benny Tai Yiu-ting said last month he and fellow activists would not change or add questions to the ballot being held this month to determine the public’s preference for electoral reform. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Peaceful Occupy Central no threat to rule of law, police monitor says

The Occupy Central pro-democracy movement would not damage the city’s rule of law as long as it remained peaceful, the chief of the police watchdog said on his last day in office. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Occupy Central action will likely be illegal CS

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam reiterated today that the Occupy Central action would almost certainly be unlawful, and not in the overall public interest. ? She told reporters that while the protest … Full News here – Hong Kong News latest RSS headlines – Hong Kong News.net

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Occupy Central action will likely be illegal: CS

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam reiterated today that the Occupy Central action would almost certainly be unlawful, and not in the overall public interest.   She told reporters that while the protest action has not yet taken place, its convenors had reported that it would try to force the Government to accept certain reform proposals by […]

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Police chief Andy Tsang denies political pressure over Occupy Central

The police chief has rejected claims of “political interference” over the force’s attitude to Occupy Central’s planned civil disobedience protest. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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‘Extremists’ in Occupy Central will not succeed, Beijing official warns

Beijing will not give in to “extremist acts” such as those planned by Occupy Central, a mainland official in charge of Hong Kong affairs has declared. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Bun fight in Legco as chief excutive warns of action against Occupy Central campaign

The Chief Executive’s question-and-answer session was adjourned on Thursday after radical lawmakers went on the attack,  one throwing a bun at him and another refusing to leave the  chamber after being ordered out. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Police receive extra training ahead of Occupy Central protest

Police have been given extra training in preparation for the Occupy Central protest, the police chief said yesterday, as students and lawmakers attacked the education minister for pressuring students and teachers not to attend. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Battle for the soul of Occupy after vote on reform plans

Locking down a city’s business heart might seem like a radical action but a political middle path has been on the mind of Benny Tai Yiu-ting since he initiated the Occupy Central idea. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Occupy leaders should reinstate screened-out reform plans for public vote

The movement “Occupy Central with Love and Peace” is meant to exert maximum pressure on the authorities for meaningful electoral reform, but all it has achieved so far is to further divide the shaky alliance of the pan-democratic camp. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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