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(SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) ASIA EDITOR, REUTERS BREAKINGVIEWS, PETER THAL LARSEN, SAYING: "Hong Kong's democracy debate has put business on the spot. The city has been racked in the last few weeks by an increasingly mobilized protest movement pushing for greater democracy in Hong Kong. We've seen almost 800 thousand people voting in an unofficial referendum, unofficial poll, to ask for greater freedom, greater democracy, and then most recently, hundreds of thousands of people on July the first marching through the city also in protest for greater democracy. And this has made a lot of businesses very uneasy; they're worried that protest will lead to disruption, and that it will end up with -- that that will undermine Hong Kong's position as a financial center. "But we actually think those views are misguided. The source of this protest movement is a movement called Occupy Central, which although it shares part of its name with the anti-capitalist movement in the -- that took over major financial centers a few years ago, it's not actually aimed at banks. It's trying to open up the process for choosing Hong Kong's next chief executive. Now, Beijing has already -- China has already basically said that what Occupy Central is demanding is unacceptable and is a non-starter. And so the worries that there's going to be an increasingly tense standoff and that actually -- and that protests will then lead to disruption. But actually, we think that businesses -- first of all there's been no sign of any disruption so far. All the protests have been peaceful and businesses really have nothing to, even though they've made lots of warnings about disruption, have nothing to really to worry about so far. The stock market is unaffected and Citi Group, for example, recently spent 700 million dollars (USD) on a new building in Hong Kong, which is a vote of confidence in Hong Kong as a financial center. None the less we've seen some companies come out publicly and warn about disruption. Most recently, the Big Four accounting firms in Hong Kong placed adverts in local newspapers warning about the dangers to Hong Kong from the protest. "And my view really is that's kind of a misguided approach. First of all, it potentially backfires. It also, it's quite hard to explain to the rest of the world why these firms are opposing what looks like a legitimate pro-democratic movement. But also, there are also other things at stake for business in Hong Kong. What particularly, if China sort of increasingly kind of hard line stance with respect to Hong Kong undermines the independence of the judiciary. One of the things that makes Hong Kong a great financial center is that it has a fully functioning legal system and it's striking that on the same day that the Big Four placed their ads last week, 1800 Hong Kong lawyers marched through the city to express concerns about the undermining of the independence of the judiciary. So, our view really is that this protest movement -- the worries about these protest movement is misplaced and that businesses need to remember that the right to make and mount peaceful protest is in part a package of the system that makes Hong Kong such a magnet for international commerce." ENDS