HONG KONG - The vast majority of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters are university-educated, almost half are in their twenties and nearly everyone loathes the police, according to an academic survey that sheds new light on the movement. Ten weeks of demonstrations in the financial hub have seen millions of people take to the streets, increasingly violent clashes breakout between hardcore protesters and police and, more recently, flights grounded at the airport. The rallies that began in opposition to a bill allowing extraditions to mainland China have morphed into a broader bid to reverse a slide in democratic freedoms. Researchers from four of the city's universities surveyed participants across 12 protests -- including mass rallies and "fluid" and "static" demonstrations -- between June 9 and August 4 and found 54 percent were male and 46 percent were female. Overall, 77 percent of the 6,688 respondents said they had a tertiary (higher) education, with 21 percent saying they had a … [Read more...] about Young, educated and furious: a survey of Hong Kong’s protesters
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Asia Pacific Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Asia Pacific | Why Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Turning to G20 Leaders for Help Advertisement Supported by ByKeith Bradsher, Daniel Victor and Mike Ives June 26, 2019 Protesters in Hong Kong have flooded the streets and the grounds of government offices in rallies over the past three weeks against an unpopular bill that has thrown the territory into a political crisis. On Wednesday, they directed their appeals to a new audience: the world. Hundreds of protesters, dressed in black and white T-shirts, demonstrated at foreign governments’ consulates in Hong Kong to demand that world leaders address their concerns at the annual summit of the Group of 20 later this week in Osaka, Japan. The turnout paled in comparison to recent demonstrations, which have been among the city’s largest, that … [Read more...] about Why Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Turning to G20 Leaders for Help
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........HONG KONG — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam faced calls from both outside and within her government Friday to delay extradition legislation that has spurred massive protests.Some members of the Executive Council, Hong Kong’s Cabinet, said she should perhaps rethink plans to rush the bills’ passage. Meanwhile, a group of former senior government officials urged her not to force a confrontation by pushing ahead with the unpopular bills, which would allow Hong Kong suspects to be tried in mainland China.“It can be said the government perhaps should consider other options,” said Bernard Chan, a leading member of the Executive Council. He said a delay might be one possibility.One of the legislature’s pro-Beijing members, Michael Tien, said on Facebook that … [Read more...] about Calls mount for compromise over unpopular Hong Kong bill
Is the Chinese succession model doomed to fail?Professor Joseph P.H. Fan, researcher and educator of family business governance at The Chinese University of Hong Kong wrote in his book Critical Generations — Out of the Succession Dilemma of Chinese Family Businesses that the market value of 250 listed family firms in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore declined by almost 60 percent on average starting from five years before to the year the family patriarch handed over the business to his successor. In other words, if an investor bought shares valued at $100 five years before the succession, the value of their shares would be reduced to an average of $40 three years after the succession. Hong Kong companies dropped the most, losing some 80 percent on average with Taiwan and Singapore family owned companies falling about 40 percent and 20 percent respectively. Why is this happening amongst overseas Chinese family enterprises? The reason behind the shocking succession … [Read more...] about Is the Chinese succession model doomed to fail?
HONG KONG - William Yu is giving a tour of a Hong Kong apartment where each of the three bedrooms has been divided into a separate flat - part of a lab he has set up to show how many families live in small, crowded and hot spaces with no air conditioning or fresh air. “Even if there is a window, there is no ventilation and some flats are very scary,” said Yu, of the homes on Hong Kong's Chun Tin street. Outside the window, black smoke and pounding noises rise from the Hop Lee metal and scrap paper shop on the dead-end street of dilapidated tenement buildings in the Hung Hom district. The World Green Organization Yu founded has set up the apartments to show how some vulnerable families live in one of the most expensive and densely-packed cities on earth - and how they might cope with global warming. Average summer temperatures in this city of 7.4 million people have risen swiftly over the past century, according to a study by researchers including Emily Chan, who directs the … [Read more...] about ‘Silent emergency’ as heat risks rise in Hong Kong