Occupy puts the ball in Beijing’s court

Taiwan, Tibet, Xinjiang and the Communist Party’s survival may all be at stake in Hong Kong this week.

After a sleepless night the mood in Hong Kong is of uncertain waiting. On Sunday morning, after more than 48 hours of students blockading Government House in protest of the detention of 61 student activists including 17 year old Joshua Wong, the long awaited Occupy Central with Love and Peace began. Tens of thousands of protesters converged on Government House with two demands: “the withdrawal of the decision on Hong Kong’s constitutional development made on August 31 by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPCSC) and the restart of the constitutional development consultation by the Chief Executive”.

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