» 07/15/2014, 00.00
HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong government omits Occupy Central from its report to Beijing
The report is supposedly based on five months of consultation with Hong Kong residents, but its content reflects what Beijing wanted. According to the document, 'mainstream opinion' wants no change. Occupy Central movement is backed by Card Zen and Hong Kong's three new auxiliary bishops.
25/08/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
As mainland officials to discuss Hong Kong's future, Occupy Central prepares "waves" of protests
The National People's Congress Standing Committee is set to decide during a weeklong meeting how to pick the next chief executive. Pro-democracy advocates want universal suffrage; Beijing wants a committee to vet candidates, who must be "patriotic" and not opposed to the central government. The Occupy Central movement of the police are preparing for the demonstrations.
20/07/2004 HONG KONG-CHINA
Hong Kong hopes for democracy, not for independence
29/08/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG
As Beijing gets its draft for Hong Kong "democracy" ready, democrats pledge to boycott it
The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress praises the draft rejected by the Occupy Central movement. Even the most flexible democrats will not vote for it. There are fears of social unrest.
23/09/2006 HONG KONG
Anson Chan will not contest election for chief executive
Today, the popular ex-secretary-general of the territory will announce her decision not to challenge the current governor Tsang in a "predetermined" election.
18/06/2010 HONG KONG – CHINA
Donald Tsang (and China) loses TV debate on democracy
Respondents by a margin of 71 to 15 per cent back pro-democracy advocate. Proposed changes to Hong Kong’s election law are likely to go down in defeat. Beijing refuses to lay down a road map to full democracy for the special autonomous region.
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