This year, organizers’ estimates are at [400K] (last year they were around 200K).  “An unexpected element…lay in the participation in the march of hundreds of mainland Chinese who carried banners denouncing the confiscation of their farms for government-backed real estate projects in communities near Hong Kong. ‘It is not possible to protest in China, so we […]

march 2012

From [“Pro-Leung polls put Beijing in corner” (SCMP)]: “Polls showing that chief executive candidate Leung Chun-ying is building a substantial lead in popularity over Henry Tang Ying-yen – the rival that Beijing favours – will make it increasingly difficult for the central government to back Tang openly, observers said yesterday.” “Lau said that, as tensions flared, […]