WASHINGTON — After widespread student protests threatened the stability of the city, the Communist China-appointed leader Leung Chun-ying said he will not resign from his position in Hong Kong.
Reuters reported the protesters want him to resign, but Leung Chun-ying refused their proposal. However, he said that his office would negotiate and hold discussions with the student protesters. But, he did not give a time frame for the discussions.
Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Hong Kong to demand full democracy, after the Communist Chinese government has appointed the leader of Hong Kong since the city returned to the care of mainland China.
But, protesters think that this unestablished timetable is only one way that the Hong Kong government is stalling and trying to wait out the protests. This protest movement has been dubbed the “Umbrella Movement” after protesters used umbrellas to repel tear gas used by Hong Kong police.