Hong Kong Protests:
Research Archive

Directions:

  • Find and post at least three articles/videos on this Hong Kong Protest Tackk.
  • No repeated links! It’s in your interest to work early. If you posted a link on the previous Tackk, you can transfer it to this Tackk.
  • Each post should look like the following so your classmates can easily use the sources you share:
  • Paste URL.
  • 2-3 sentence summary of article/video.
  • List of social groups or key individuals described in the article.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/22/hong-kong-protest_n_6026760.html

This article states that a Chinese official Leung said that democracy gives the poor too much power. People marched to his house in protest as a direct result. Citizens responded by saying that democracy is in favor of businesses.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/09/27/giant-occupy-central-protest-underway-in-hong-kong-and-chinas-communist-regime-is-the-target/

A group of supporters that state they want to be a true democracy in 2017. This massive gathering attracted the attention of many young people and served as an inspiration to be up-standers. These young people want Hong Kong to continue its efforts in political reform.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2773343/Beijing-bans-Instagram-mainland-China-bid-quell-Hong-Kong-pro-democracy-uprising-riot-police-withdraw-following-criticism-tear-gas-tactics.html

In a protest of the intense use of tear gas, students use the hands up gesture to embarrass police. The police are forced to withdraw. The students are trying to show officials that they have the right to protest.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/29/world/asia/clashes-in-hong-kong.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3As%2C%7B%222%22%3A%22RI%3A17%22%7D&_r=0

This article talks about the struggle the police forces in Hong Kong are having to disperse the crowds of protesters. They are having to use tear gas and riot gear. This article continues to address the concerns that the economy in Hong Kong could be hurt if the protests continue.

Students
Factory workers
Unarmed Civilians


http://online.wsj.com/articles/hong-kong-tycoons-pressed-to-speak-out-against-protests-1414530830?KEYWORDS=hong+kong+protests

This article addresses the Hong Kong tycoons and the support they have given or not given on the protests. The Chief Executive of Hong Kong is a very big main topic in this article and that he faces a vote whether or not he will keep his position in the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

Leung Chun-ying
Business personnel


http://online.wsj.com/articles/hong-kongs-pro-democracy-protesters-face-off-against-police-1411876944?KEYWORDS=hong+kong+protests

This article talks a little about the falling market in Hong Kong due to protests. The students that are apart of these protests like the idea of one country: two systems. Major groups pushing back against Beijing.

Students

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http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-hong-kong-protest-foes-20141103-story.html

This article talks about the petitions many citizens of China signed to renew China and and "end to a month of pro-democracy protests". The purpose of this petition was to support thier police, reclaim thier roads, restore order and maintain the rule of law.The highlight was the demonstrators settled around the government to get their point across.

Carrie Lam
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying
Robert Chow Yung

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http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1631147/lawyers-say-occupy-protests-are-undermining-hong-kongs-rule-law

This article shows the concern that 50 lawyers had about protesting in China as they are silently gathered outside the High Court yesterday. These lawyer asked the government to strictly enforce the protesters but what came in result was the petition. The High Court admitted three temporary injunctions but the protesters ignored it and pushed it away.

Dr Priscilla Leung Mei-fun
Robert Chow Yung
Stanley Chan Wing-leung

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http://online.wsj.com/articles/hong-kong-official-dismisses-calls-for-referendum-amid-protests-1414931383

This article tells us about the rejection of the proposals by protest organizers for a referendum by simply "calling them unrealistic". As the city’s pro-democracy protests are in the sixth week, they suggest lawyers to resign to trigger by election to be the referendum in the public eye. In the past week, protest leader have not been making any progress.

Benny Tai
Carrie Lam

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http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/11/03/Prominent-Businesswoman-Compares-Hong-Kong-Democracy-Protesters-to-African-Slaves

This article is particularly interesting as it gives the reader a tiny glimpse of the perspective of the wealthy elite in China. The article focuses around a comment made by HSBC (Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corp) board member Laura Cha, saying “American slaves were liberated in 1861 but did not get voting rights until 107 years later, So why can’t Hong Kong wait for a while.” This quote garnered tons of media attention as it can be seen as quite racist and classist.

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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/29/hong-kong-protests-confidence-media

This article speaks to the modernity of this movement. Because almost all of the large news corporations in Hong Kong are owned by large business corporations, these corporations take a very conservative view on the protests. But thanks to social media, protesters are able to make and see news far more easily than ever before. In this article, a "Facebook reporter" is interviewed about her part in helping record the events in "the best-documented social movement in history, with even its quieter moments generating a maelstrom of status updates, shares and likes."

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This has the drone footage half way through the article