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Occupy Central(佔領中環), HSBC, HK
Hong Kong

Hong Kong activists have started to occupy central since October 15, 2011."Occupy Central" campaign, which echoes anti-Wall Street demonstrations in the United States. The protesters come from different backgrounds. They are voicing their dissatisfaction with the financial systerm and big business. Demonstrators brought tents with them and say they are going to maintain the occupation long term. Picture taken on Sunday, most people are not protesters, but the Filipino maid.

為響應美國的「佔領華爾街」運動,一群來自不同背景的香港市民,自2011年10月15日起,發起「佔領中環」運動,他們在中環滙豐銀行總行地下,掛上標語,譴責大銀行欺壓、官員監管不力,示威者紮下帳篷,準備長期抗爭。此圖攝於星期天,圖中大部分人士並非示威者,而是休假聚會的菲傭。

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Tags: protest; people; demonstrations; occupy central; occupy wall street
  • 陳伯成 27 days ago
    “Occupy Central with Love and Peace” (OCLP) movement blocks the traffic and disrupts the financial hub in Hong Kong in order to obtrude Beijing to accept their definition of genuine (real or true) universal suffrage. That is, the OCLP movement obtrude Hong Kong people with different view of universal suffrage to accept their definition of genuine universal suffrage. What is this democracy? This is democratic hegemony which deprives the will of Hong Kong people with different view of universal suffrage. Thus, the OCLP movement is democratic hegemony movement and messes up the present democracy in Hong Kong. The OCLP movement is not equal to love for democracy. Against OCLP movement is not equal to hate for democracy but equal to hate for democratic hegemony. Universal suffrage was mentioned in Basic Law but not in the Sino-British Joint Declaration. Article 45 of the Basic Law states that Hong Kong chief executive (CE) shall be elected by universal suffrage upon nomination by a broadly representative Nominating Committee. Universal suffrage may be said to be perfect or imperfect, may be said to be fair or unfair, but cannot be said to be genuine (real or true) or pseudo (unreal or untrue). It is because there is no international standard of genuine or pseudo universal suffrage. If 2017 Hong Kong chief executive election is said to be pseudo universal suffrage, then U.S. presidential election is also said to be pseudo universal suffrage. Why? Two to three CE candidates are nominated by Nominating Committee and then are elected by the Hong Kong electorate via “one person, one vote” in 2017. The nominated candidates may not be good for reflecting the will of some electorate. Thus, the Hong Kong electorate has fair to vote (one person, one vote) but unfair to select CE (pre-screening of candidates not good for reflecting the will of some electorate). U.S. electorate has fair to vote but has no right to determine who is U.S. president. Who is U.S. president is determined by tickets of electors. Electoral college electors do not good for reflecting the will of the U.S. electorate to select U.S. president. Besides, U.S. presidential election is monopolized by Democrat and Republican. Small parties have no chance to win a U.S. president. Thus, the U.S. electorate has fair to vote (one person, one vote) but unfair to select U.S. president (electoral college and “one country, two-big-party” system not good for reflecting the will of the electorate).
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