采访/秦雪 编辑/宋风 后制/萧宇
Peaceful Occupy Central Protest Upgrade;
Expanded to Legislative Council.
Hong Kong’s peaceful “Occupy Central" movement continues.
The Hong Kong Government’s attitude has become tough;
They canceled a scheduled dialogue with the Hong Kong
Federation of Students (HKFS) planned for Oct. 10.
Excuses used were that current demands of the students
are in violation of the Basic Law.
Onlookers criticized that the government is
insincere in the dialogue.
It was followed by multiple protest groups announcing the
changes to protesting following the non-cooperation.
The Hong Kong Legislative Council also joined a
new round of protests. Please see the report.
The three biggest protest groups in Hong Kong; the HKFS,
Scholarism, and Occupy Central got together and held their
first press conference at 5pm on Oct. 9, and reiterated
They pointed out that if the government lacks sincerity in
the dialogue, they will announce a series of non-cooperation
movements, to stand in line with the protests.
HKFS Secretary-General Alex Chow said, the proposed
non-cooperation movement is to be ready to act.
The government said they “cannot find a meeting place’’ as
a way to delay the meeting, with a casual attitude.
This non-cooperation movement also extended to
the Hong Kong Legislative Council.
Pan-Democratic Camp legislator, senior counsel Alan Leong,
made a speech on the day of the press conference.
He said the Pan-Democratic Camp legislators coordinate
with the “new era of non-cooperation movement".
Pan-Democratic Camp legislator Alan Leong, “the
government still hasn’t given anyone a real answer.
You should at least give a reply on how to deal with
the Standing Committee’s decision on Aug. 31.
This is not to give Hong Kong people universal suffrage.
If they do not respond, we will continue to protest inside
parliament, and act alongside the protest outside."
Leong said 27 Pan-Democratic Camp legislators will protest
in the parliament.
When necessary, they will reject the funding bill which
needs to be obtained by the Legislative Council.
Currently, Pan-Democratic Camp legislators control two
of the Legislative Council committees.
This includes those which are responsible for public works.
Hong Kong Chief Secretary for Administration, Carrie Lam
at 7.30pm on Oct 9, completely canceled the scheduled
meeting on Oct. 10, saying HKFS and relevant organizations
refused the grounds of a mutual dialogue.
Carrie Lam said that the HKFS announced the launching
of a new round of non-cooperation movements.
It is this, which has shaken the basis of mutual dialogue.
She also said that students’ current proposition on the
central government to withdraw the decision on Hong Kong
Chief Executive election system is in violation of the
Hong Kong Basic Law.
Lam also claimed that the recent decrease in numbers of
people joining Occupy Central, reflects that occupiers
understand their actions cause a nuisance to society, and
call for an end of the occupation.
Hong Kong Democratic Party chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming
expressed disappointment at Lam’s decision.
He believes that the government hurt the hearts of the
Hong Kong people; students and occupiers will not leave.
He also urged people who are affected by the occupation,
to spearhead the government.
Protest groups HKFS, Scholarism, and Occupy Central, and
others, expressed disappointment and anger.
Their subsequent joint press release said the government
team found a reason to delay in arranging the meeting.
Now began rambling grounds to cancel the meeting, even
repeatedly requiring students to evacuate.
HKFS Secretary-General Alex Chow was choked up about the
He said that from the beginning of July the HKFS tried to met
Lam, but she refused and used excuses of busy with work.
This preparatory dialogue also lacks sincerity. But HKFS still
hopes to have the dialogue with the government.
HKFS on Facebook criticized the political problems caused
by the government itself and insincerity in a dialogue.
Protest groups announced they will immediately start the
non-cooperation movement, which includes parliamentary
protests, to organize high school students, college students
to go on the students’ strike and so on.
Pan-Democratic Camp legislator Alan Leong said they will
take actions at the Finance Committee and the Public Works
Subcommittee and Establishment Subcommittee.
They will cut off government funding applications to put more
pressure on the government.
Alan Leong: “Leung Chun-ying’s administration used tear gas
to attack us and connived with some underground society
people to attack us and the citizens. The legality of his control
has been greatly challenged.
When the government comes to our Finance Committee to
seek funding, apart from a few non-controversial projects
related to peoples’ livelihoods, we basically will not give
Then, how to interpret why the government abruptly
canceled the dialogue?
Hong Kong “Ming Pao" quoted opinions that media focus
these days are on Leung Chun-ying not declaring his HK $ 50
million pay-out, but the government suddenly cancelled the
meeting with the students.
The objective effect has overshadowed
Leung Chun-ying’s scandal.
Interview/QinXue Edit/SongFeng Post-Production/XiaoYu