Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying announced late Thursday evening that he will not resign and is appointing Chief Secretary Carrie Lam as government representative to talk with students participating in the ongoing Occupy Central movement.
The illegal gatherings of the Occupy Central movement instigated by some people in Hong Kong do not promote democratic and constitutional development in the special administrative region. Instead, they are ruining it.
Most of the Occupy Central protesters in Hong Kong are driven by dislocation and resentment at Chinese mainlanders' success, according to an article by Martin Jacques published on the Guardian website.
Spokesman of White House Josh Ernest responded to Occupy Central in Hong Kong cautiously. He wants to show his support to the protestors and also express his detachment to the escalation of the crisis.
Hong Kong Chief Executive C Y Leung Wednesday said to sustain its development, Hong Kong must capitalize on the combined advantages of "One Country" and "Two Systems", which also fully applies to Hong Kong's constitutional development.
The daily lives of many people in Hong Kong have been disrupted by the blockades staged by protestors in various districts - with more than 42 bus routes and some tram services suspended - as thousands of activists continue to occupy major roads in the central business area of the city.
Large crowds of protesters continued to occupy thoroughfares in various districts in Hong Kong as Occupy Central entered the third day, leading to serious traffic disruption and school closures again.