Protests break out in Hong Kong

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ Pro-democracy protestors gathered in the streets of Hong Kong in response to what they claim to be a threat to the democratic process by the Chinese government. Many of the protestors are students who claim that China is refusing to allow genuine democratic reform in Hong Kong. They accuse the government of solely allowing candidates who were investigated by Beijing to run in Hong Kong’s city elections for chief executive. The elections were scheduled for 2017 and were going to be the city’s first democratic election. Instead, the candidates will be chosen by a panel. … Continue reading Protests break out in Hong Kong