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Hong Kong Protests

Hong Kong: Streets blocked as pro-democracy protests spread
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-29405195
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/29/hong-kong-pro-democracy-protests-surprising-police
Thankfully, well away from Friends & Colleagues, though the main "artery"  Connaught Road looks like it will be blocked as Rush Hour commences.

Which probably explains why my Nightly HK SKYPE chat is so intermittent, gave up in the end.
So..... apologies for the proliferation of threads & posts tonight whilst waiting for a decent connection !!
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Re: Hong Kong Protests

do you think this will end in a rerun of Tiananmen square in a another week or two as the authorities get bored of the disruption ? or that the protestors will do the clever thing and sack it after Wednesday's public holiday before they push their luck too far ?
just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you
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Re: Hong Kong Protests

Not too much disruption, as most Commuters use the MTR.
Which BTW is superb, fast, clean, spotless stations
MTR
http://www.mtr.com.hk/en/customer/tourist/index.php

And the ubiquitous Oyster Card means just a quick swipe to use the MTR
A very efficient and pleasurable system
Especially like the platform length Glass Screens, with doors that only open once the MTR train has stopped.
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The HK ferries are more fun than the Metro. I suspect the central Chinese Government will come up with a compromise, busting HK would have long term commercial implications.
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Never buy a HK Harbour Pleasure Cruise, just one Ferry Ticket, and stay on the Ferry for several crossings.
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Updated:
Police pull back in the light of Mobile Phones...
And Solidarity from the youthful protesters.
Amazing Photo's.
Especially as I know what the area normally looks like.
Protesters have responded to the government's use of tear gas by using the 'hands up, don't shoot' gesture
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2773343/Beijing-bans-Instagram-mainland-China-bid-quell-Hong...

HK SKYPE still intermittent.
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Heavy Rain today... Brolly day !!
I may just pop out to Hong Kong in the next few days, to keep an eye on Businesses and relatives, before they bar Entry to British Nationals
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2774671/Hong-Kong-s-leader-calls-protesters-leave-streets-pr...
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you might be too late, after cleggs announcements to the world press about how china is failing to run its country properly .....
just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you
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I have excellent and dependable middle aged managers whom I trust if I can't make it before any such ban.
Most of the (peaceful) protesters seem to be of School age.
Relatives live well away, mostly living in the Heights above HK, or in Kowloon.
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the worrying thing is they have already said to world media that they are prepared to pay the ultimate price to get what the region needs (democracy) something similar was said by the protestors in Tiananmen square just before the killing started ....
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Quote from: PlusComUK
Heavy Rain today... Brolly day !!

As an aside, Reflective Sun Umbrellas are essential some hot sunny humid days in Hong Kong, and other far Eastern Countries.
We stock up when we go, they are only a few HK$ each
And much more sturdy than normal folding umbrellas.
They do last, we keep giving them away !

Normal umbrellas just let the hot suns' rays through.
I've even been known to use the HK Sun umbrellas in this Country !!
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you should be ashamed  Grin
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The Protesters occupy Connaught Road in the Admiralty area of Hong Kong.
The Road is normally very busy, as you may expect.
We stayed in a really nice hotel there, The Excelsior a few years back.
Great views through a picture window in the Hotel Suite across Victoria Harbour.
Fascinating to watch all the Ships, both Large & small as they sailed up and down the Channel.
Having room service Breakfast overlooking the bay was a delight

We were also directly over the Hong Kong Noon Day Gun, which as you may expect, was fired at Noon each day.
http://gohongkong.about.com/od/whattoseeinhk/a/Noon_Day_Gun.htm
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Tremendous atmosphere in Hong Kong today according to Colleagues there.
Flying out in the next few days, fingers crossed.

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It appears that Protesters phones may be being bugged !!
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HOW XSSER MALWARE WORKS AND WHAT IT CAN BE USED TO TARGET
The exact way Xsser malware ended up on iOS users' phones has yet to be discovered - but it is considered likely to have been spread as a fake app intended to help protesters meet.
Once installed, the bug can operate in the background of a users' phone, gathering information on everything from contacts and call logs, to location information and images.
The malware is not disabled even if the user turns off their iPhone or iPad, as it allegedly reboots on start-up, as well as updating and sending back information automatically.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2775508/Lightning-rain-fail-deter-resolute-Hong-Kong-protest...