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Thursday, 9 October 2014

TheBeginnings of Democracy in HongKong,China

TheBeginnings of Democracy in HongKong,China

These Images Are Crying Loudly
Pro. Democracy Protests
HongKong Government Calls Off Student Talks

Protesters occupied key parts of the Asian financial hub last week, after riot police used tear gas in a failed attempt to disperse the crowds.Under Hong Kong's current system, the chief executive is elected by a 1,200-person committee that consists primarily of pro-Beijing groups.

HongKong democracy timeline1984: Britain and China sign an agreement where Hong Kong is guaranteed "a high degree of autonomy, except in foreign and defence affairs" for 50 years following the handover in 1997June-July 2014: Pro-democracy activists hold an unofficial referendum on political reform and a large rally. This is followed by protests by pro-Beijing activists31 August 2014: China says it will allow direct elections in 2017, but voters will only be able to choose from a list of pre-approved candidates. Activists stage protests22 September 2014: Student groups launch a week-long boycott of classes in protest28 September 2014: Occupy Central and student protests join forces and take over central Hong Kong2 October 2014: Chief Executive CY Leung refuses demands for his resignation, offers talks with government. Student leaders later accept the offer2017: Direct elections for chief executive due to take place