democracy movement

democracy movement

LEUNG CHUN-YING'S COMMENTS ARE LIKELY TO FURTHER FUEL THE ANGER OF PROTESTERS --------------------------------------------------------- Hong Kong's embattled chief executive has said the city's pro-democracy movement is "out of hand" and being influenced

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LEUNG CHUN-YING'S COMMENTS ARE LIKELY TO FURTHER FUEL THE ANGER OF PROTESTERS --------------------------------------------------------- Hong Kong's embattled chief executive has said the city's pro-democracy movement is "out of hand" and being influenced by "external forces" from outside the city and saying if the government met pro-democracy protesters' demands it would result in the city's poorer people dominating elections. The protesters, led by a restive generation of students, have been demanding China's Communist Party rulers live up to constitutional promises to grant full democracy and denied Hong Kong leader’s claim that "external forces" are involved in protests in the territory. Hong Kong is ruled under a "one country, two systems" formula that allows it wide-ranging autonomy and freedoms and specifies universal suffrage for Hong Kong as an eventual goal.