In the past days and weeks Hong Kong has erupted in demonstrations over the status of democracy on the island. Keep up to date with developments courtesy of Time Out Hong Kong editors on the ground – and discover the motives behind ‘Occupy Central with Love and Peace’, the local protest movement that’s taking on the might of Beijing by blocking access to city streets.
As the barricades are cleared following one of the most heated fortnights in Hong Kong history, Time Out Hong Kong’s Ysabelle Cheung asks Hongkongers whether the city needs universal suffrage.
Still not entirely sure what the Hong Kong protests are all about? Find all your questions answered in this Occupy Central Q&A, put together by the editors of Time Out Hong Kong’s ‘Big Smog’ blog…
Benny Tai is co-organiser of the ‘Occupy Central with Love and Peace’ movement, and one of the key strategists in the current civil disobedience. Read Time Out Hong Kong’s interview with Tai from June this year, where he explains the risks and opportunities involved in holding the city’s streets to ransom.