|Benny Tai Yiu-ting
|Benny Tai Yiu-ting
Benny Tai Yiu-ting at an Occupy Central seminar, 7 January 2013
|Born||1964 (age 53–54)
|Nationality||Hong Kong Chinese|
|Alma mater||Diocesan Boys' School
University of Hong Kong
London School of Economics
|Occupation||Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong|
|Known for||Proposer of the Occupy Central with Love and Peace Campaign|
Benny Tai Yiu-ting (Chinese: 戴耀廷; born 1964), MH, is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong who received widespread media attention in January 2013, when he initiated the Occupy Central with Love and Peace campaign for universal suffrage in the 2017 Chief Executive election and 2020 Legislative Council Elections.
Proposing the Occupy Central Movement
As a result of the Occupy Central campaign, Tai has been accused by members of the pro-Beijing camp, including Legislative Councilor Priscilla Leung, of violating the code of conduct of a legal scholar by calling upon people to intentionally violate the law. In response to this allegation, Tai replied that Occupy Central is a form of civil disobedience, and that civil disobedience does not violate the rule of law. Despite this reply, Tai still received widespread criticism from the pro-Beijing camp, and even received death threats as a result of the Occupy Central Movement.
Denouncing the Anti-Occupy Central Signature Campaign
On 31 July 2014, Tai publicly denounced the Anti-Occupy Central Signature Campaign held by the Alliance for Peace and Democracy as "a blind imitation with ludicrous affection" (Chinese: 東施效顰), saying that their signature campaign is plagiarized from a civic referendum held by the Occupy Central earlier in June. Robert Chow, a spokesperson for the Alliance for Peace and Democracy, replied by saying that their signature campaign actually outdoes Tai's civic referendum (Chinese: 青出於藍勝於藍).
- This article draws some information from the corresponding article in Chinese Wikipedia.
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- Office of the Ombudsman - Organisation Structure
- "Diocesan Boys' School - Civic Education Forum: Faith and Politics (Sep 19, 2013)". Hong Kong: Diocesan Boys' School. 16 September 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
- "International Conference on Exclusions from Constitutional Law" (PDF). Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong. 28–29 October 2009. p. 3. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
- Leung, Priscilla (20 February 2013). "Speech – Implementing dual universal suffrage (Priscilla Leung)". Hong Kong: Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
- "Various Stakeholders' Views". Hong Kong: Ming Shen Pao. 9 June 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
- 戴耀廷收刀片信 佔中三子生命受威脅 為免家人擔心 沒有報警 (in Chinese). Hong Kong: Apple Daily. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
- 東施效顰還是青出於藍？反佔中明天網上簽名 (in Chinese). South China Morning Post. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
- 保普選反佔中 網上簽名啟動 (in Chinese). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Commercial Daily. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
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