Hong Kong Mourns Its Democracy Dream

Yang Hengjun, The Diplomat - September 4, 2014

The Associated Press

On August 31, I saw a newsflash from Xinhua: the election for the chief executive of Macau had concluded. The sole candidate, Fernando Chui, received 380 votes to win Macau’s fourth election for chief executive. In the afternoon of the same day, I saw more news from Xinhua: the National People’s Standing Committee had just adopted the “Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on Issues Relating to the Selection of the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.” After that came a cell phone alert: “Occupy Central will meet tonight from seven to nine.”


These news updates sunk me into a chaotic mood. I quickly began to feel sad, without really knowing why. I was sent to Hong...

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