Global Reader – Understanding Hong Kong’s Occupy Central

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/hong-kong-police-try-and-control-a-huge-crowd-of-protesters-news-photo/457410154

  • Hong Kong Protests, as much about Dollars as about Democracy

Some insight into the economic battle being waged in Hong Kong today.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/hong-kong-protests-as-much-about-dollars-as-democracy-1413754381

  • Occupy Central Q&A

A “one-minute” introduction to the Occupy Central movement, named after the city’s main financial district, which has since spread to numerous locations to the east of the Island and across the harbour over to Kowloon.

http://www.timeout.com.hk/big-smog/features/69455/occupy-central-qa.html

  • Timeline: Hong Kong’s Struggle for Democracy

A quick view of key turning points and milestones over the 30 years preceding the current wave of civil disobedience.

http://time.com/3453067/timeline-hong-kong-democracy/

  • The Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Full text of the Basic Law, Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, covering issues such as method of election of the Chief Executive of the city, and the range of powers granted to Hong Kong vis-a-vis Beijing.

http://www.basiclaw.gov.hk/en/basiclawtext/index.html

  • Hong Kong’s ‘silent majority’ held hostage by ‘Umbrella Revolution’

An op-ed by Robert Chow, founder of anti-Occupy group “Silent Majority of Hong Kong”, arguing that voices opposing the current civil disobedience movement should also be heard.

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/01/opinion/hong-kong-silent-majority-chow/index.html

  • Beijing’s pre-screening of candidates not acceptable to Hong Kong

Video interview with Anson Chan, former Chief Secretary of Hong Kong and founder of “Hong Kong 2020”, a democracy advocacy group, here presenting the core demands of pro-democracy groups and what their implications are for the future of Greater China.

http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2014/s4097845.htm

  • Occupy Central with Love and Peace – Manual of Disobedience

A document published by the main protest organisers, describing the legal and philosophical underpinnings of Occupy, stressing non-violent resistance and responsibility before the law.

http://oclp.hk/index.php?route=occupy/book_detail&book_id=11

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Elliot Leung is a startup founder based in Hong Kong. Previously he was researcher at the Fung Global Institute. You can follow him on Twitter at @ewyleung 



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