Monday, September 29, 2014

Occupy Central


Occupy Central is the political party in Hong Kong who has been denied permission to run a candidate in the 2017 Hong Kong leadership elections.  Their supporters have been protesting in the business district for a week.  Yesterday, the disobedience led to tear gas use by police.

The significance: some say Communist rule in China is on the ropes.  A slowing economy with a chance of collapse, mal-investment (over-building, empty cities, corruption, etc.), a generation short (30%) of women due to the one-child policy, and the use of social media by the younger generations.  In fact, Instagram was blocked by the communist regime.  The question for coming days: will the People's Liberation Army intervene?

More at ZH.

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