Gary Cheung, Tony Cheung | 12 May 2014 | SCMP
“It was inappropriate [to compare us with a triad society] because a triad society’s objective is to engage in criminal acts,”
“Our goal is to achieve universal suffrage, and we have deliberation and voting before we decide” whether civil disobedience is required. “Many organisations, such as Greenpeace, League of Social Democrats and People Power, could undertake acts of civil disobedience and yet they are registered as companies in Hong Kong.”
Hong Kong’s Companies Registry turned down a bid by Occupy Central to register as a company, something one person familiar with the matter compared to an application by a “triad society”.