ASIAN HIP HOP TIMES
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Today also marks the 12th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China. Since 2003, the citizens of Hong Kong have been using July 1st as a day for mass protest about many various issues concerning the city, such as education, freedom of speech and the demand for universal suffrage. Universal suffrage would allow the people of Hong Kong to to elect their representatives and the chief executive. The current Beijing-appointed chief executive of Hong Kong, Donald Tsang, says that universal suffrage in 2017 would be best for Hong Kong, however the protesters are demanding universal suffrage by 2012.