Friday, October 3, 2014

Hong Kong unbrella protests really do center on the right to elect representative government


The right to vote for candidates that your own people have vetted seems to be at the heart of the protests in Hong Kong, as China, which took over Hong Kong in 1997, says any candidates must be chosen by Beijing.  This would apply to the 2017 election.
Oct. 1 was a national holiday in China.
  
CBS news has a video from three days ago, at this link (embed code doesn't work). 
    
What comes to mind personally, is pleas from others, especially local candidates, for me to become more personally involved in their campaigns.
  
US News reported that Hong Kong “umbrella” protesters threatened to call off crisis talks, recent story here.  Protesters want the current leader to step down.   

HK’s legal name is “Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China”. 
  
The Washington Post has an important op-ed on p A15 Friday, "What China promised Hong Kong" here.
 
Wikipedia attribution link for Hong Kong photo here

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