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New China Hand: 10 things we learned from the Occupy movement.

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It has been a rollercoaster ride for supporters and opponents of the Occupy movement in Hong Kong, with the police and ordinary citizens caught in the middle. Here’s 10 lessons we can take from the movement so far:

1. The political activism of students is contagious – and well defended

Did everyone go through a political phase at university? It seems the students in Hong Kong are more than willing to get involved in mapping out the future of their society and making demands to government backed up with real action. This is especially impressive in a city usually associated with political apathy and naked consumerism. And it’s catching: look at the response from citizens when the police used tear gas or started clearing away protest sites. The message is clear: we have jobs to go to, but we will defend the right of our young to be heard fairly.

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