However, China has dismissed the protesters' claims and said it is committed to 'one country, two systems' for the autonomy of Hong Kong. Police claim they have shown restraint in the face of increasingly violent protests … [Read more...] about Hong Kong’s democrats sweep local elections in snub to Beijing-backed establishment
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“We were aware of the large number of voters coming out to cast their vote … to express a view on many issues in society, including, I would readily accept, that, deficiencies in governance, including unhappiness with the time taken to deal with the current unstable environment and of course to end violence,” she said. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong university siege: staff say almost all protesters have gone
“My power might be small when I am just by myself, but our power can be very strong when we have the Youngspiration team, when we have a team of Hong Kong people,” Yau told a rally last month. “I believe that, one day, our sweat and blood today will bear fruits.” … [Read more...] about Hong Kong election: who are the young activists elected to the council?
Morale among those left at the university was poor, according to Kevin Chiu, 34, a social worker who left the building at about 11pm. He described the mood as “hopeless”. He and his colleagues had been trying to persuade the group to leave. “It’s not easy to talk to them. They think we are bad guys to ask them to leave,” he said. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong university standoff nears end as few protesters remain
Johnny Lau, a commentator on Chinese politics, said Beijing may make strategic adjustments to minimise sparking more negative public reactions and would continue to blame foreign meddling in local politics. But as it made clear in its Hong Kong policies announced in the Communist party’s Fourth Plenum, it would tighten up its governance of Hong Kong through stepped-up control of its government and the police. … [Read more...] about ‘Slap on the cheek’: ball in Beijing’s court after Hong Kong’s decisive vote