Disunity delayed Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement. A policeman turned pro-occupy, then called a retreat, but not after expressing his distaste for a recent swelling arrogance in the Hong Kong police force. And reality sets in that 2017 won’t look how people want it.
Taiwan addresses internal problems of espionage and the lingering food oil scandal while China looks to space where Virgin fails. Yes, Beijing and the HK police will likely avoid Tiananmen Part II, contrary to the hopes of Western News and readers.
But, while HK’s Umbrella Movement seems to be losing their game in HK, Asian students are, once again, winning the hearts of the rest of the world as the international community grows in awareness of HK’s situation and Beijing’s deafness in governing, without having the virtue of “blind” justice. Beijing’s stiff neck will calmly win the HK battle, but, more importantly, it will lose the war of international trust. Few seem to know where the real battleground sets. Yet, the purpose of peace and democracy is winning on that battleground, even as secret as its location seems to be to almost everyone.
Hong Kong & Police
Hong Kong & International
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- Hong Kong Occupy Central / Umbrella Revolution: Time Line of Key Events (theepochtimes.com)
- HONG KONG – CHINA – Hong Kong after the revolution (asianews.it)
- Hong Kong leader: No more blockades (cnn.com)
- Hong Kong’s Umbrellas are ‘Made in USA’ (activistposter.wordpress.com)
- Prelude to Conflict: Asia, October 13 (symphony.pacificdailytimes.com)
- Hong Kong protesters pepper sprayed (rss.cnn.com)
- Don’t Call Hong Kong’s Protests an ‘Umbrella Revolution’ (theatlantic.com)
- China asserts paternal rights over Hong Kong in democracy clash; tells Hong Kong it must obey (chinadailymail.com)
- The battle against China for Hong Kong’s soul (chinadailymail.com)
- An open letter to the Chinese Communist Party regarding the Hong Kong protests (chinadailymail.com)