The Umbrella Movement student leader and Scholarism founder Joshua Wong has been placed tenth in a list of 50 ‘Great World Leaders’ by Fortune Magazine.
Fortune said that Wong was a “compelling figure” and that his “non-violent protest message and energetic idealism galvanised crowds that, over months, numbered in the hundreds of thousands.”
The student activist was previously given pride of place on the front of TIME Magazine and was nominated for ‘2014 Person of the Year’.
— Yenni Kwok (@yennikwok) October 9, 2014
In an interview with New Left Review this week, Wong called for a more “militant” unofficial referendum on democracy this year.
— Tom Grundy (@tomgrundy) March 24, 2015
He also said that Hong Kong’s vocal independence movement is “radical… superficial and will fade.”.