By Kathy Chu
HONG KONG--A key reason why protesters in Hong Kong are demanding free elections for the first time is their dissatisfaction with the state of the city's economy and the pro-business establishment that runs it.
Hong Kong has one of the world's biggest wealth gaps and its highest real-estate prices. Years of stagnant wage growth have created deep frustration among students and the middle class.
One target of their frustration is the city's...