In a bustling metropolis of 7.2 million, a wave of pro-democracy protests is currently putting Hong Kong at a standstill. As protesters sweep the streets in Central and Admiralty, bookstore owners start disappearing in Causeway Bay. The crumbling infrastructure in Sham Shui Po and greater Kowloon leaves many at the mercy of the government housing. Growing populations and intergenerational conflict continue to create divisions based on socio - economic status and political affiliation. The rising tensions created by the people, government, and past, pushes Hong Kong to the forefront of regional political dynamics. The Executive Council and the Chief Executive of the SAR are under pressure to figure out the fine balance between the demands of the pro-Beijing and the pro-democracy camps. You as members of ExCO are walking a tightrope between appeasing Beijing and the will of Hong Kongers and must decide: bow to the demands of Beijing or smash the status quo?