Day 45 of the Umbrella Revolution/Movement in Hong Kong. (11 November 2014)
The Federation of Students has written an open letter to National People's Congress (NPC) deputy Rita Fan requesting her assistance in arranging a meeting with Beijing officials. However Priscilla Lau, a Hong Kong delegate to the NPC says that students have no change in getting a meeting and that they should go home now.
Former chief executive, Tung Chee-hwa, said that Hong Kong would be taking a step backwards if it voted down Beijing's political reform package for the territory. Tung is also the head of a new think tank and committee called "Our Hong Kong Foundation" which is posed to scope for potential candidates for the 2017 Hong Kong elections and to resolve the ongoing Occupy movement.
The Legislative Council is set to debate a motion on devising a constitution by all people, making new covenant, and realizing genuine "Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong". This proposed motion is being moved by controversial pro-democracy lawmaker Wong Yuk-Man.
Carrie Lam has said that currently there is no room for a conversation with the Hong Kong Federation of Students and has repeatedly urged students to leave the protest zones peacefully.
Chinese president Xi Jinping has appeared to be supportive of Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying in public dispelling earlier reports of weakened backing from Beijing. Xi also commented about the resilience of the Hong Kong government in light of the ongoing protests.
Former CPPCC member Lew Mon-hung says that he is aware of Leung Chun-ying's wrongdoings but will not reveal details until the end of a court case next year.
Reports suggest that nearly 7,000 police officers are being readied to clear the protest potentially after Wednesday's meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Obama.
The Hight Court of Hong Kong's injunctions can be enforced by police as part of the protest clearance. The Civic Party's Audrey Eu explains that any appeal to the injunction won't delay its enforcement and that only the specified area of occupation within protest zone is subject to the injunction as well as reoccupation of a cleared area is also illegal.
Student leaders Joshua Wong (left) and Alex Chow (right) speaking to the crowd at the 'main stage' in Admiralty. Picture Source: @harbourtimes/Twitter