Tim Harcourt, J.W. Nevile Fellow in economics, Australian School of Business at University of New South Wales, says dialogue between officials and protesters are an opportunity for China, not a threat.
Erica Yuen, Chairman of People Power, says citizens should be able to elect candidates of their choice and recommends the screening process to be broken down.
Following clashes over the weekend in Mong Kok, CNBC's Emily Tan reports on the situation early on Monday ahead of official talks on Tuesday.
If you think wealth inequality in the U.S. is bad, consider Russia.
Talks with student protesters have to be based within the framework of the "Basic Law", Hong Kong's chief executive Leung Chun-ying said in a press conference. CNBC's Bernie Lo has more.
Mark Simon, Commercial Director at Next Media, dismisses speculations that Hong Kong entrepreneur and media tycoon Jimmy Lai made donations to the "Occupy Central" movement.
Some experts say the Chinese underworld gangs' far-flung business ventures make any motives for attacking pro-democracy demonstrators unclear.
Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com, charts the Hang Seng index and Shanghai Composite Index.
Alan Hoo, Chairman of the Basic Law Institute, says Hong Kong's authorities are not coming to terms with protesters' demands.
John Woods, MD, Head of Fixed Income & Senior Portfolio Manager at Citi Investment Management, says Hong Kong also needs to worry about the rise of interest rates in the U.S..
Zhu Min, deputy managing director at the International Monetary Fund, says the organization is "closely" monitoring Hong Kong's economy as pro-democracy protests continue.
David Zweig, Director of Center on China's Transnational Relations at HK University of Science & Technology, discusses the next step for Hong Kong's protesters and government.
Joseph Cheng, Professor at City University of Hong Kong, discusses news that police in Hong Kong are removing barricades and outlines where the "Occupy Central" protest is headed.
Allan Zeman, Chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Holdings, says the removal of protest barricades is "long overdue" and will be good news for retailers.
Martin Lee, Founder of Democratic Party, is surprised by the determination of young protesters as the "Occupy Central" movement enters the third week.
Maria Stephan, Senior Policy Fellow at United States Institute of Peace, discusses how authorities are dealing with the protesters and describes the challenges facing "Occupy Central."
An ongoing anti-graft campaign and slower growth in spending will continue to weigh on the mainland's retail sector, says Jessie Guo, Head of Regional Consumer Research at Jefferies.
CNBC's Bernie Lo and Emily Tan discuss news that Hong Kong's chief executive C Y Leung reportedly received $6.42 million from an Australian firm before he was elected to the top post.
Hong Kong protests didn't stop Sotheby's auctions there. CNBC's Robert Frank reports the big seller was an 8.4 carat purple pink diamond that went for $17.8 million.
Aldo Magada, President & CEO of Zenith, says retail sales in Hong Kong fell 25 percent on-year due to ongoing protests. He also discusses the threat from smartwatches.