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Pro-democracy class boycott in protest of Beijing’s proposal on political reform

At least a thousand University of Hong Kong students are expected to take part in a week-long pro-democracy class boycott next week, according to organisers. Student leaders said the strike, set to commence next Monday, is in protest of Beijing’s conservative reform proposal for Hong Kong’s 2017 chief executive election. Yvonne Leung, organiser and president […]

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The Kids Are Alright: Hong Kong’s latest elections are proof the Umbrella Movement did not fail

When Hong Kong’s university students were planning strike action in September 2014, to protest at Beijing’s hardline rejection of Hong Kong’s electoral reform proposals, the students defended their decision by saying they knew their strike wouldn’t move Beijing. But they wanted to use their protest to “wake up” Hong Kongers. They wanted to focus on […]

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How Robert Chow’s Pro-Gov’t ‘Silent Majority’ Group Lost the Plot

Last year I was at a gathering at which Robert Chow, founder of Silent Majority and the recently convened Alliance for Peace and Democracy, outlined his case against the Occupy Central Movement. He began by stressing that he agreed with the democrats wish for political reform, but that he believed that the threat of Occupy Central […]

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Robert Chow’s Silent Majority – Neither Silent Nor a Majority

Last year I was at a gathering at which Robert Chow, founder of Silent Majority and the recently convened Alliance for Peace and Democracy, outlined his case against the Occupy Central Movement. He began by stressing that he agreed with the democrats wish for political reform, but that he believed that the threat of Occupy Central […]