Occupy Central—Conflicts Continue in Mong Kok
Protests continue in Hong Kong-
Oct.17-The second day after Hong Kong’s Chief Executive
Leung Chun-ying proposed to restart dialogues
with the Hong Kong Federation of Students (HKFS),
police quickly cleared the roadblocks and tents in Mong Kok,
driving protesters to the sidewalks.
In the evening, hundreds of people went to the border area
of Nathan Road and Argyle Street to support the protesters.
People clashed with police, breaking through their line of
defense, as the police used pepper spray and made arrests.
The scene was chaotic—some protesters wore goggles
and used umbrellas to resist the police.
Later, a large number of riot police rushed to the scene
to disperse crowds, and they used shields to push people
onto the pavement, while police formed a human chain
to let cars pass through Argyle Street.
Clashes continued late into the night.
HKFS Requests Dialogue before Oct. 22
HKFS issued a statement condemning Leung Chun-ying,
saying that he claimed to be willing to hold a dialogue, yet
ordered police to clear the scene, adding obstacles for talks;
making many question the sincerity of the government.
HKFS are requesting a dialogue before Wednesday Oct. 22,
and hope the government will not change its stance for talks.
CCP Jails Reporter Chen Yongzhou for Defaming Zoomlion
Guangzhou newspaper Express reporter Chen Yongzhou
was sentenced to 22 months in Hunan Yuelu District Court
on Oct. 17, charged with “damaging business reputation
and bribing non-national staff".
Chen Yongzhou was arrested after publishing an insider’s
series exposing the financial fraud of the state-controlled
construction company Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science
and Technology Co Ltd.
Hong Kong’s Apple Daily revealed that Zhan Shunchu—father
of Zoomlion chairman, Zhan Chunxin—was former president
of Hunan Superior Court, and his father in law, Wan Da,
was the former Hunan Provincial second secretary.
And Zoomlion vice president, Sun Changjun is the son in law
of former Hunan Party secretary, Yang Zhengwu.