THIS MONTH ON CNNS ON CHINA: THE OCCUPY GENERATION
Friday, February 13, 2015
On this month’s ‘On China’ CNN’s Kristie Lu Stout explores what’s become known as the “Occupy Generation”. Late last year, a youth movement in Hong Kong staged the biggest political challenge to China since the Tiananmen Square uprising in 1989. Mass student-led protests occupied major streets in the heart of the city for 79 days, calling for democratic open elections.
Since its handover from Britain to China in 1997, Hong Kong has been governed under the principle of "One Country, Two Systems", giving it freedoms unseen in the mainland. But despite this, Beijing says Hong Kong can only vote for chief executive candidates that are pre-screened. The city’s youth movement signals a political awakening of a new generation.
This month ‘On China’ meets Hong Kong student activist leader Joshua Wong, Hong Kong netizen organization founder Glacier Kwong, and Hong Kong Labour Party chairman Cheuk-Yan Lee. They discuss who the Occupy Generation is, their goals for the future and the challenges ahead.
Airtimes: Hong Kong, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Singapore and Taipei
Thursday February 26 at 1730 HKT
Friday February 27 at 1230 HKT
Saturday February 28 at 1330 HKT
Photo attached: Left to right, Kristie Lu Stout, Cheuk-Yan Lee, Glacier Kwong, Joshua Wong
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