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Post time 2014-8-18 16:05:03 |Display all floors
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More than 190,000 people in Hong Kong took to the streets on Sunday to express their aspiration to achieve universal suffrage for the Chief Executive election in 2017 in a peaceful way and their opposition against the Occupy Central movement, according to the organizer of the activities.

The march marks the end of a month-long signature campaign. Approximately 1.5 million people in Hong Kong have signed a petition to call for a peaceful universal suffrage, according to the Alliance for Peace and Democracy.

Cao, a health care worker, said that it was the first time she has participated in such a march, and she represented the silent majority of Hong Kong residents. She said that as far as she knew, the majority of people working in Central object to the Occupy Central movement."If the Occupy Central movement really happened, How could doctors save lives (amid such chaotic situation)? " Cao expressed her concern."For our children and families as well as peace and prosperity of society, I hope Hong Kong remains stable," she said.

Another demonstrator surnamed Chen also voiced his firm support for the march. Chen said that as a businessman, he craves for nothing but a sound business environment. The Occupy Central movement will definitely affect the peace and stability of Hong Kong, and "that's why we must boycott it," he said.In response to the activities, a government spokesman said that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government fully respects the public's right to take part in processions and their freedom of expression as enshrined in law."The HKSAR Government welcomes and supports all activities which take forward the implementation of universal suffrage for the Chief Executive election in 2017 in accordance with the law and opposes all unlawful acts which affect social order and the betterment of our people," the spokesman said.

The spokesman also said that the HKSAR government sincerely hopes that universal suffrage for the Chief Executive election will be implemented in 2017, "so that over five million eligible voters will be able to elect the next chief executive by 'one person, one vote'."

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Post time 2014-8-18 17:16:32 |Display all floors
.Since Hong Kong returned to China in 1997, the mainland people have seen it as an open and tolerant place.

With the implementation of the "one country, two systems," there exist differing political opinions and values.

However, the divergence of views on politics between the mainland and Hong Kong has gradually split Hong Kong society.

Street politics has been viewed as a means to practice democracy, but in different societies, street politics serves different purposes. In the developed democratic countries, demonstrations are not often used for political fights and do little damage to a country's political operation. But in a developing community, it can evolve into a revolution and even topple the existing regime.

In Hong Kong where democracy is supposed to be fully developed, some radicals have resorted to street movements such as Occupy Central to express their opinions and impose their will on the whole society, while others also have had to adopt the same methods to show their anti-Occupy Central stance, which will only make the confrontation forces within society become more split and may lead society to run into chaos. If that happens, Hong Kong will have to suffer the undesired political consequences.


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Post time 2014-8-19 18:33:52 |Display all floors
emucentral Post time: 2014-8-19 18:28
"Without the China, India and others helps you, Anglo westerner like you would still butt naked, l ...

Foul mouthed little man, you have been reported!

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Post time 2014-8-19 22:23:34 |Display all floors
telavivcalling Post time: 2014-8-19 20:33
Foul mouthed little man, you have been reported!

Oh diddums.
"他不是救星, 他是一个非常淘气男孩" - Monty Python

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Post time 2014-8-19 22:26:13 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2014-8-19 23:30
The Hong Kong media today:

"Police act on tip that many of the anti-Occupy Central protestors wer ...

No surprise there.

During the Olympic torch relay for the Beijing games, the Chinese embassy in Canberra roped in a lot of expat Chinese and Beijing sympathisers in Australia.

There were even acts of violence against people peacefully protesting against Beijing's foreign and domestic policy, particularly in relation to a certain mountainous area.
"他不是救星, 他是一个非常淘气男孩" - Monty Python

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Post time 2014-8-20 14:48:26 |Display all floors
emucentral Post time: 2014-8-19 23:26
No surprise there.

During the Olympic torch relay for the Beijing games, the Chinese embassy in C ...

In my eyes,
Australia USED to be ONE of the best Countries in the world...

today,

what a god-dam shame
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