Hong Kong protests are about more than democracy

Thousands of Hong Kong citizens have taken to the streets to protest against China's electoral reform package. But Hong Kong will need more than a freely elected chief executive to tackle its political crisis.

For years, Beijing has feared colour revolutions. Now, it has one on Chinese soil. The Occupy Central movement has morphed into the Umbrella Revolution. Tens of thousands of Hong Kong citizens, including students as young as 13, have taken to the streets to protest against the Chinese central government’s electoral reform package.

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