Joshua Wong, leader of the student movement, delivers a speech, outside the offices of Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying in Hong Kong.
Leung Chun-ying, commonly known as CY Leung, chief executive of Hong Kong, appointed July 1, 2012. (screen grab from BBC television press conference), Oct. 2, 2014)
Alex Chow, secretary-general of the Hong Kong Federation of Students, attends a rally at the Chinese University in Hong Kong.
FILE - Hong Kong Chief Secretary Carrie Lam looks on during a meeting on proposing electoral reforms at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong.
FILE - Beijing's top representative in Hong Kong, Zhang Xiaoming.
Tsang Kin-shing addresses the crowd after having set alight the Japanese flag during a protest rally in Hong Kong, September 16, 2012. (VOA - I. Broadhead)
FILE - Founder of the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement Benny Tai cries during a rally outside government headquarters after protesters were threatened by residents and pro-Beijing supporters in Kowloon's crowded Mong Kok district.
FILE - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right, walks past Chinese President Xi Jinping as they arrive to the Monument to the People's Heroes during a ceremony marking Martyr’s Day at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, Sept. 30, 2014.