Hong Kong handover

Tiananmen leader on Hong Kong: "I am pretty pessimistic"

What does Wang Dan, of China's 1989 pro-democracy movement, make of the Hong Kong unrest?
Wang Dan was one of the most visible faces of China's 1989 pro-democracy movement, which ended in a bloody crackdown. What does he make of the worsening political unrest in Hong Kong?

(Photo: Pro-democracy leaders speak in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989 - from left to right Chai Ling, Wuer Kaixi, and Wang Dan. Credit: Peter Turnley/Corbis/Getty Images)
Hong Kong protests: Carrie Lam condemns ‘extreme use of violence’
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam condemns what she calls the “extreme use of violence and vandalism” by protesters.
Hong Kong: Protesters removed from HK parliament building
A day that started with champagne led to clashes between police and protesters – and ended with tear gas.
Hong Kong protests: Inside parliament
BBC journalist Danny Vincent reports from inside parliament after protesters broke into the Legislative Council.