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Activists Vs. Tycoons
Hong Kong activists have become increasingly assertive in pressing causes ranging from civil and political liberties to the environment and social affairs. Business leaders and government officials worry that the new radicalism could jeopardize both stability and the SAR's economic competitiveness.

Hong Kong:
A rise in political radicalism is rattling tycoons and the government. Will it damage the territory's business competitiveness?
• Activist:
Student leader Gloria Chang on why hidebound official attitudes are feeding the activism
• Icon:
Is veteran protester "Long Hair" joining the establishment?

Ho Hei-wah Director of the Society for Community Organizations Mei Ng Director of Friends of the Earth
Longtime social activist who has championed the poor and disadvantaged. Ho has lately been agitating on behalf of Chinese mainlanders seeking the right of abode in Hong Kong Hong Kong's best-known tree-hugger, Ng is regularly seen fighting air pollution and infrastructure projects that have adverse effects on the local environment
Gloria Chang Wan-ki President of Hong Kong University's student union Andrew To Kwan-hang Pro-democracy district councilor
Leading student activist. Chang came to prominence during the recent "Pollgate" controversy, when she led student protests against the government's alleged interference in academic affairs Heads the radical "Young Turks" faction in the Democratic Party. Their clash with the more mainstream leaders — including chairman Martin Lee — has led to a split in the party
Li Ka-shing Chairman of Cheung Kong Holdings and Hutchison Whampoa Gordon Wu Ying-sheung Chairman of Hopewell Holdings
Hong Kong's most powerful tycoon. Li has publicly denounced the growing politicization of the territory and threatened to reduce his local investments. He was in turn criticized for voicing such views Not as high-profile as Li, but long a player on Hong Kong's corporate scene. Wu recently complained about the "political noise" and likened protesting students to China's revolutionary "Red Guards"

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