Talks between protestors and the government in Hong Kong reopened on Thursday 16 October.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will not be attending as protesters have refused to talk to him!
On Tuesday 21 Leung said that while Beijing would not back down on vetting candidates (for 2017 elections for the Chief Executive), the selection committee could become more democratic. This has been described by the government as an “olive branch”. It is a long way from the core demands of the protesters for full democracy.