Stalemate in Hong Kong as Leung Chun-ying Refused to Resign
October 2nd is the 5th day of the Hong Kong Central Occupy.
Hong Kong Federation of Students (HKFS) asked the Hong
Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to resign before
midnight October 2nd .
If not, the protests will be stepped up to surround the government agencies including the Chief Executive’s Office.
Hong Kong police were heavily deployed in the afternoon with
tear gas, rubber bullets, batons and other repressive weapons
to the Chief Executive’s Office.
Hong Kong Ming Pao quoted a senior police official warning
that if the demonstrators threaten the police defense, the police
will use brute force to deal with them.
That night, about 2,000 Hong Kong people, mainly students
continued to surround the Chief Executive’s Office and shouted:
“Leung Chun-ying step down!".
Hundreds of Hong Kong police defended and continue to warn
them not to collide with the police line.
At 11:30pm, Leung Chun-ying held a news conference half
an hour before the ultimatum deadline.
He said he will let the Chief Secretary of Administration Carrie
Lam discuss political reform with HKFS, but he will not resign.
The Scholarism sponsor Huang ZhiFeng urged the rally members
after the press conference to restrain, and not occupy
Lung Wo Road.
He said that we don’t want anyone hurt in the social movement.
He doesn’t want people to get hit with rubber bullets for
occupying Lung Wo Road.
America media: Beijing Suggests Leung Chun-ying to Change
According to the US Wall Street Journal report on October 2nd,
Leung Chun-ying’s current restraint and tolerance strategy
towards the demonstrators is inspired from Beijing.
The report quoted sources as saying that the Beijing authorities
requested Leung Chun-ying to wait until the demonstrators get
tired and disperse,
or lose public support because of the inconvenient occupation.
The sources said that the Beijing authorities require the peaceful
settlement of Central Occupy not force.
However, the sources said that the policy only applies for the
short term and might be changed if the demonstration continues
into next week.
U.S. : Two Universities Dump Chinese Confucius Institute
October 1, Pennsylvania State University announced that it will
terminate co-operation with the Chinese Confucius Institute. Co-operation will be terminated at the end of this year.
It’s the second US University to announce termination of
co-operation with the Confucius Institute within one week.
Prior to this, the University of Chicago had announced
the termination of co-operation with the Confucius Institute on
Since 2004, the CCP peddled the so-called Confucius Institute
globally to propagate communist toxic doctrines overseas under
the mask of Chinese language promotion.
It has frequently encountered resistance from overseas scholars.