Friday, October 24, 2014

Hong Kong: Economic Anxiety Also Plays a Part in Hong Kong Democracy Protests

While the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong are primarily about the right to vote without China first vetting the candidates, anxiety about the rising cost of living and the growing wealth gap in the city are also contributing factors. VOA's Brian Padden reports that many on the street believe political change is needed to address these concerns, especially after the city's chief executive suggested that democracy would be bad for the economy.