Hong Kong activist optimistic for democracy
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Activist Joshua Wong hopeful democracy will win in HK

Later this month a 1,200 member, mostly pro-Beijing, Election Committee will elect a new chief executive for Hong Kong.

In 2014 Joshua Wong was one of the most prominent leaders of the massive pro-democracy rallies which demanded fully democratic elections for the city’s chief executive.

Mr Wong is now the secretary general of the new political party, Demosisto, which promotes democracy and self-determination for Hong Kong.

He tells Hardtalk's Stephen Sackur: "From my point of view it is a long term battle... I believe finally we will win in this war."

You can see the interview in full on Tuesday 14 March on BBC World News and the BBC News Channel and after on BBCiPlayer (UK only).

  • 14 Mar
  • From the section Asia