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Two different perspectives on Hong Kong’s mass protests

Two different perspectives on Hong Kong’s mass protests

“Big business is trying to say that we are privileged”  Hong Kong-based journalist Shannon Van Sant interviewed billionaire Allan Zeman and protester Pa Sha. These segments of her interview were posted on her facebook page. Two very different perspectives on the protests: Hong Kong billionaire Alan Zeman and protester Pa […]

Hong Kong: Massive anti-government protests after attempted police crackdown

Hong Kong: Massive anti-government protests after attempted police crackdown

Anger over police violence fuels spontaneous “umbrella revolution” and growing strike movement Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info This was the weekend that changed everything in Hong Kong. Mass popular resistance on the streets, by night and day, with mass gatherings of 100,000 and up to 180,000, spearheaded by the youth and a weeklong […]

Hong Kong: Student activists arrested as police step up repression

Hong Kong: Student activists arrested as police step up repression

For a new, enlarged school strike to fightback against the crackdown on student pro-democracy protests Dikang, Socialist Action (CWI in Hong Kong) Hong Kong’s week-long student strike in support of a democratic election system reached a climax on Friday night, 26 September, as thousands of democracy protesters gathered again outside the […]

Hong Kong’s democracy struggle faces major test

Hong Kong’s democracy struggle faces major test

Sally Tang Mei-ching of Socialist Action (CWI in Hong Kong) says only an all-China mass movement can defeat one-party dictatorship chinaworker.info interviewed Sally Tang Mei-ching about the latest dramatic events in Hong Kong. On 31 August the Chinese government laid down very restrictive rules for Hong Kong’s coming elections. What […]

Hong Kong: Occupy Central leader’s comments cast doubt over occupation plan

Hong Kong: Occupy Central leader’s comments cast doubt over occupation plan

After NPC ruling democracy activists are perplexed by Benny Tai Yiu-ting’s comments that the strategic part of struggle “should end” Socialist Action reporters Hong Kong politics have been thrown into turmoil by the ruling of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee on Sunday, which bars the way to democratic […]