» 01/03/2014, 00.00
'Occupy Central' chooses Rev Chu Yiu-ming as its new leader
A veteran human rights activist, the Baptist minister is known for helping protesters escape following the massacre in Tiananmen Square. He was chosen because of his many connections with groups who want real democracy for the Territory by 2017.
02/01/2017 08:59:00 HONG KONG - CHINA
Anti-government march in defense of localist parliamentarians. Beijing warns against "subversion"
Only 9 thousand people take part. 1.43 million Hong Kong dollars collected to pay the legal costs of the pro-democracy deputies at risk of expulsion. China’s representative sets limits to the democratic movement.
12/01/2015 HONG KONG
Hong Kong, petrol bomb attack on Jimmy Lai’s home and office
The communications tycoon, a Catholic, has actively supported the Occupy Central democratic demonstrations. His flagship newspaper has often attacked the Chinese central government as well as that of the Territory, considered overly subservient to Beijing. No damage and no injuries, police confirm arson.
27/10/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong after the revolution
The pro-democracy Occupy Central movement frightened Beijing much more than the short-lived Jasmine Revolution. The government fears a "democratic infiltration" from the Special Administrative Region and will use every means at its disposal, including economics, to stop it. However, doing so it could destroy the country's most dynamic and innovative region. What follows is an analysis by an expert on China, courtesy of the Jamestown Foundation.
11/06/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong, Italian and Indian Chambers of Commerce against Occupy Central democratic movement
British, American and Australian Chambers did not sign statement against Occupy Central, which warns of damage to city's reputation and impact on livelihoods. Card. Zen's battle: he will march for universal suffrage.
15/12/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong, no more occupied site. Catholics "will keep the fight for democracy"
The Occupy Movement's last occupied site of Causeway Bay, a business and shopping district, was cleared by police today. Yesterday PIME fr. Franco Mella presided the Mass: "Don't be upset. We should have hope, like John the Baptist, who prepared the way for Jesus Christ".
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