Pro-democracy groups retained a one-third voting bloc in Hong Kong’s Legislative Council following an election marked as a record number of voter turnout, and the emergence of candidates calling for independence from China.
“Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.”
For the first time since Hong Kong’s Occupy Central movement started at the end of September, embattled Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying attended a Legislative Council meeting to give a policy speech on Jan. 15.
The Hong Kong government released a full report to Chinese officials on Tuesday detailing the three months of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
It’s no longer business as usual in Hong Kong, where the Occupy Central movement has created a new normal for Asia’s financial capital.
When Hong Kong police tear gassed pro-democracy protesters on Sept. 28, they unwittingly triggered the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement, which has come to be known as the Umbrella Movement because that’s all the students had to protect themselves.
Enjoy this selection of top tweets showing the unfurling Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong.
Sina Weibo censors are busy stopping news of the student class boycott in Hong Kong reaching the mainland.
As thousands of students skips classes in protest, Hongkongers are clearly prepared to do whatever it takes to fight for democracy in the next elections.
The Taiwanese Minister of Culture, Dr Lung Yingtai, published a article titled Why the Taiwanese Do Not Want Unity with China. She mentioned that the people of Taiwan consider democracy a daily necessity, such as food and clothing. Her article…