Hong Kong's government just withdrew the anti–civil liberties bill that set off massive, rolling protests and convulsed the city for months. But the political crisis is bigger than one measure — and protesters could be emboldened to push for even more.
Kevin Lin is a labor activist and researcher on China.
The Chinese state's intervention after the stock market crash was immensely political — as was the collapse itself.
Workers must play a decisive role in Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution if movement demands are to go beyond political rights.