Many participants of the Sunflower Movement were elected into the political system this year. Following HK's Occupy Central Movement, Nathan Law among others, were elected into the Legislative Council of HK. Members of the Sunflower Movement believe this shows that it is possible for young people to engage in politics, hoping to further increase communication between both sides into the future.
The recent election results for HK's Legislative Council included Anti-Establishment candidates, such as the student leader of Occupy Central, Nathan Law, who will become the youngest council member in history. Onlookers from the Sunflower Movement see his transition into the system as a manifestation of the hope for young people.
==SAVUNGAZ VALINCINAN, Member of the Sunflower Movement==
The voice of young people is beginning to be heard not only in their communities but by the political circles of the country at large.
==WU CHENG, Member of the Sunflower Movement==
They've faced an even bigger challenge, and I'm very happy they were able to get a foot in the door during this election
Having observed the progression of each other's movements, members of the Sunflower movement hope to continue to learn from each other going forward. Former lawyer for the Sunflower Movement, Chiu Hsien Chih, hopes Nathan Law and others may keep up their enthusiasm and vigor.
==CHIU HSIEN-CHIH, former voluntary lawyer for the Sunflower Movement==
I'm confident that they have fewer resources than the Establishmentarians or the traditional Democratic Party members. They have relied on their own efforts all the way along, which will surely move the people of Hong Kong in this election.
Wang Dan, former leader of the 1989 Tiananmen protest, believes young people participating in politics represents the trend of today's world, a vitality Beijing can no longer deny. He hopes that aside from continuing to uphold their ideals, members of HK and Taiwan's student movements may do their part amidst a rise in youth engagement in global politics.
TRANSLATED BY：M. LARSEN-STRECKER
記者 陳佳鑫 陳保羅 台北報導