Author : Joel Charalambakis
Date : October 2, 2014
– Protests in Hong Kong have gathered steam during most of the past week ahead of a Chinese national holiday on Wednesday. Demonstrators are demanding for a more transparent and democratic process with regards to how Hong Kong is ruled. Tens of thousands of Chinese have taken to the streets in a largely peaceful manner but have been greeted with tear gas and rubber bullets by police. The protests mark one of the greatest challenges to China’s political structure since Tiananmen Square and have inspired similar sentiments in Taiwan.