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Pride, not prejudice, in Hong Kong stand

Whether it gets democracy or is forced to sign up to a version of it remains to be seen. But the world has listened and Beijing has taken note.

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UMBRELLA REVOLUTION: The peaceful and orderly civil disobedience campaign run by student groups and Occupy Central to help the city take control of its political destiny has all the elements of a prime time TV serial - drama, dreams, passion, pathos, force, and farce.

AS THE umbrellas unfurled around Hong Kong and colourful tent cities sprang up in the key commercial districts of Admiralty, Mongkok and Causeway Bay - bringing the city to a

halt - it was clear that at the end of a long summer of discontent, the city had finally found its voice.