30 September 2014

Hong Kong Protests: Who’s Who

Information on some key actors in the current events: Leung Chun-ying, Andy Tsang, Zhang Xiaoming, Benny Tai, and Joshua Wong.

Hong Kong Protests: Who’s Who,” China Real Time Report (中国实时报), Wall Street Journal, 30 September 2014.

The main characters in the tussle over Hong Kong democracy:

Leung Chun-ying

Hong Kong’s chief executive, 60

Mr. Leung, the son of a policeman, became Hong Kong’s third chief executive in 2012. Protesters and leaders in the pro-democracy camp have called for his resignation, saying he hasn’t taken residents’ wishes for free elections into account in the process for reforming how the city elects its leader. …