00,000 Hong Kongers Rally Against “No Dialogue"
Oct. 10 is the 13th day for Hong Kong＇s Occupy Central;
a large number of people participated in the rally with
the theme, “People stick to the streets; the government forces
out the dialogue”, as the government unilaterally canceled
the dialogue with the Federation of Students (HKFS).
They shouted slogans such as, “disobedience to the end",
“long-stay", “guard Hong Kong", etc.
Huang Zhifeng announced that
there were 100-thousand participating.
Huang Zhifeng called on the people to stay overnight on the
streets with sleeping bags and tents, making Harcourt Road
a democratic stronghold.
At 23:30, about 300 tents were set up at the Queensway area
and thousands of people sat on floor mats.
Secretary-General of HKFS, Zhou Yongkang says they will
take action if the government doesn＇t respond by Sunday.
Ma Ying-jeou Backs Hong Kong Democracy, 10/10 Speech
On Oct. 10, the 103rd National Day of the Republic of China,
Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou delivered a speech called,
“proud for democracy; proud for Taiwan".
He says Taiwan has become a model for
constitutional democracy in Chinese society.
In his speech, Ma Ying-jeou particularly expressed support
for Hong Kong＇s
people in their fight for universal suffrage.
He used former Chinese Communist Party (CCP)leader
Deng Xiaoping＇s words, “Let some people get rich first"
to call on the CCP to “Let Hong Kong get democracy first"
and achieve the promise from 17 years ago, which was that
Hong Kong＇s people will rule Hong Kong, with a high level
of autonomy, and universal suffrage remains for 50 years."
Ma said that it will turn crisis into opportunity
to make the mainland and Hong Kong both win.
Taiwan people might be optimistic, which is also good
for the development of cross-strait relations.
American Report—Beijing Interferes in Hong Kong Freedom
Oct. 9—U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China
published an annual report saying that China＇s human rights
and legal environment has made no improvements in the last
year, and had even worsened in some areas.
The report noted that Beijing＇s intervention in Hong Kong＇s
affairs will affect its already fragile freedom and legal affairs.
The report also stated concerns over Hong Kong’s financial
credibility and for its future prosperity and stability.
Chairman of the Commission on China, Herrod Brown
showed respect for Hong Kong＇s peaceful demonstrators.
Brown praised protesters for maintaining good order
in a disadvantageous situation, like when faced with tear gas
and pepper spray.