Police push back protesters whose pro-democracy demonstrations have paralysed Hong Kong streets (photo:dpa)

China watches as the dreams of Hong Kong's Umbrella protesters shatter

The Umbrella Revolution has shown that Hong Kong’s democracy is subject to Beijing’s ultimate power. The student-led ‘peaceful’ protests turned ugly as police cracked down on demonstrators calling for greater democracy. Beijing has become increasingly impatient. Tensions in Hong Kong have been created by divergent interests between Hong Kong’s economic tycoons advocating loose ties with the mainland and the city’s youth, fearful that economic benefits will not extend to them. But few now are optimistic about the city’s democratic prospects, writes GIS guest expert Joseph Dobbs.

BEIJING is losing patience with Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution which has seen tens of thousands take to the...

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 Joseph Dobbs
The anger of Hong Kong’s Umbrella generation underlines a worrying demographic reality for Beijing. Both Hong Kong and Taiwan’s future generations are more and more sceptical about the Communist Party
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