Hong Kong

The Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong: From Economic Concerns to the Rejection of Materialism

In late September 2014, thousands of people started to occupy major streets in Hong Kong which lasted for more than two months. The protesters followed the call of the Occupy Central with Love and Peace movement, which had threatened civil disobedience if real democracy was denied. This had happened on August 31st when the Chinese National People’s Congress Standing Committee released its [...]