14 Mar '18, 3am

[Mothership] Pro-democracy movement all but dead in Hong Kong. Here’s why. https://t.co/qjGMNCztSC

Pro-democracy movement at its height The height of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement was arguably Occupy Central — also known as the Umbrella Movement — which was a civil disobedience movement that consisted of a series of sit-in street protests. The current electoral framework put in place by the central government effectively means that no democracy-leaning politician who’s unacceptable to Beijing will see any chance of being nominated as a candidate for Chief Executive of Hong Kong. This means that although Hong Kong (1,200 eligible voters from various sectors) get to elect their leader, they can only do so from a pool of candidates that were approved by Beijing beforehand. These Beijing-backed candidates are seen by protestors as doing Beijing’s bidding instead of representing the Hong Kong people, leading them to demand for “genuine” universal suffrage. Some believe ...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/03/democracy-hong-kong-dead-be...

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