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The protesters have been a model of civility and bravery. Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan are all that is left of thousands of years of Chinese civilisation since 1949.
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"We'll be back"....hopefully:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/11/us-hongkong-china-idUSKBN0JP04H20141211
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Worsening press freedom in Hong Kong:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/17/world/asia/press-freedom-in-hong-kong-under-threat-report-says.html?ref=asia&_r=2

Media mogul and fashion store owner Jimmy Lai now a target:
http://dailysignal.com/2015/01/13/je-suis-jimmy-lai/
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The social media campaign against the jerk in charge:
http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/26/technology/facebook-hong-kong-leader-angry/
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The report gives me a sort-of wry smile that [smile]
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The rise of the Localist movement in Hong Kong has made the press:
http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-china-localism-20160428-story.html

The Localist movement seeks to preserve Hong Kong identity and in some cases outright independence. They have even been called "far right" because of their opposition to migration from the mainland which they see as the Chinese regime's plot to establish full control of the city.
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Now comes a really interesting developmentā€”the creation of a party that believes returning to British rule would be an easier way of successfully achieving independence!
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/22/hong-kong-party-calls-for-return-to-uk-rule-amid-tensions-with-b/
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Post-Brexit, another article on the Hong Kong nativist movement embraced by the younger generation:
http://www.ejinsight.com/20150625-how-nativism-can-become-a-long-running-hong-kong-theme/
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Nationalist candidate denied right to run in Hong Kong:
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/07/30/asia/hong-kong-election-ban/index.html
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Would by any chance Beijing tolerate a realm of Hong Kong ? that's If they ever handed It back to the UK or could we see a dependency a realm all in but name ?
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Radical transformation: Hong Kong students embrace nativism and nationalism against Beijing rule
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2003315/hong-kong-students-transformation-support-chinese-athletes
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http://international.thenewslens.com/article/47132

A problem with analysis on Hong Kong is that like Ukraine and Lebanon, its political camps cannot be neatly placed on a conventional Left-Right axis but are far more defined by geopolitics and loyalty - e.g. pro-Assad and anti-Assad in Lebanon, pro-Russia and anti-Russia in Ukraine, and pro-Beijing and anti-Beijing in Hong Kong.

Traditionally, Hong Kong politics is divided between pro-Beijing and pro-Democracy camps. Neither of which are ideologically coherent, not least because the pro-Beijing camp includes both big business and labour unions, while the pro-Democracy camp includes both labour unions and various business and professional groups. The criticism of the current system by Democrats is that the Functional Constituency system tends to favour the pro-Beijing side.

The emergence of Localism in Hong Kong has complicated matters. Whereas the pro-Beijing and anti-Beijing camps are broad-based and non-ideological, Localists while far from being monolithic have developed more particular ideologies and ideas for Hong Kong - whether it's autonomy, independence or nostalgia for the British period. Whereas older Democrats have long harboured hopes for democratising China, associated with the events of 1989, Localists tend to be younger and more assertive of Hong Kong particularism. They view the pro-Democracy movement as too soft and moderate. The Localists have changed the game - but what does it mean for China?

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http://www.economist.com/news/china/21705857-how-hong-kong-sees-itself-has-changed-profoundly-just-couple-years-spot-localist

http://www.passiontimes.hk/article/08-23-2016/32266

In Hong Kong, a first pro-independence rally was rather well-attended. More protests also focus around the fact that six nationalist candidates were banned from participating in the election.

A cause of the current crisis has been the extreme unpopularity of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying ("CY Leung"), the most unpopular of the three post-hanover Chief Executives of Hong Kong. To give you an example of just how, his Facebook page was flooded with the use of angry faces in the thousands. His unpopularity even extends inside the pro-Beijing or "establishment" camp with some loyalist parties joining the democrats in calling for his removal next year.
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