Tag Archives: Democracy

Joshua Wong Seeks Lower Age Limit for Hong Kong Candidates

By OCTOBER 12, 2015 7:01 AM October 12, 2015 7:01 am

12sino-wong02-tmagArticleJoshua Wong, the student activist who spearheaded pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong last year.Credit Philippe Lopez/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Joshua Wong was 17 — not even old enough to vote — Continue reading

One Year On, Hong Kong Remembers The Umbrella Movement

image (24)Hong Kong protesters commemorate the anniversary of the Occupy Central movement, Sept. 28, 2015.
One year after thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters used umbrellas to stave off pepper spray and tear gas in clashes with riot police, some 1,000 people rallied outside Continue reading

One Year After Occupy Central, Hong Kong Officials Have Yet to Investigate Beating


image (9)Ken Tsang poses for a photo with an unidentified woman in Hong Kong, Jan. 25, 2015.
Photo provided by Ken Tsang
One year after a week-long student strike kicked off the 79-day Occupy Central pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, activists have slammed a lack of progress over allegations of police brutality, including the beating of a prominent democracy activist filmed by journalists as it happened.

Video footage filmed live at protests last November by local Continue reading

Is Hong Kong’s Top Official Above the Law?

11DA9A85-90E6-4AEE-94DB-A41F75ADEADE_w640_r1_sFILE – Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying arrives at a news conference which was held as part of the National People’s Congress, the country’s parliament, in Beijing, March 6, 2015.

Joyce Huang
September 18, 2015 9:17 AM

Nearly one year after pro-democracy protests riled Hong Kong’s politics, the territory’s top official is coming under criticism for suggesting that his position “transcends” Continue reading

Alex Chow and YANG Jianli: Hong Kong: One Year after 8.19


By Alex Chow and YANG Jianli, published: August 31, 2015

Today marks the first anniversary of the August 31 decision of China’s National People’s Congress prohibiting popular selection of candidates for Hong Kong’s chief executive by the people in Hong Kong. This so-called “Beijing 8.19 Hong Kong political reform” package, violated China’s prior written agreements promising full Continue reading

Hong Kong Charges Occupy Central Leaders With Public Order Offenses


Occupy Central leader Joshua Wong speaks to the media after a vote at the city’s legislature in Hong Kong, June 18, 2015.
The face of last year’s pro-democracy Occupy Central movement in Hong Kong, Joshua Wong, hit out on Thursday after being charged by police for his role in the mass protests for universal suffrage in the former British colony.

Wong, 18, who could face a jail term of up to five years, Continue reading

Hong Kong Student Activists Charged Over 2014 Protests

5722EB9A-0458-4BEB-AD99-8248CF5FE231_w640_r1_sStudent leaders Joshua Wong (L-R), Lester Shum and Alex Chow attend a rally at the Occupy Central protest site outside the Legislative Council at Admiralty in Hong Kong, Dec. 10, 2014.

August 19, 2015 11:49 AM

Two student activists in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement have been charged with their involvement in last year’s Occupy protest against Chinese rule.

Alex Chow, 25, former leader of the Hong Kong Federation of Students, and Joshua Wong, 18, head of the student activist group, Scholarism, Continue reading

Joshua Wong: ‘We had no clear goals’ in Hong Kong protests

_84591219_gettyimages-456423004By Juliana Liu Hong Kong correspondent, BBC News

2 August 2015

Wherever Joshua Wong goes in Hong Kong, the teenage political activist is instantly recognised.

In the space of just half an hour in the Admiralty district, two young professionals and a group of middle-aged women greet him warmly, asking to pose for photos with him on their mobile phones.

But when I ask for permission to snap them jointly for a news story, Continue reading