Who said what at the Hong Kong government officials and HKFS talk

Who said what at the Hong Kong government officials and HKFS talk

Tonight, five government officials and five representatives from Hong Kong Federation of Students met and discussed the state of political reform in this city. Here is a summary of what both sides said.

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(L to R) Hong Kong Federation of Student's Yvonne Leung, Nathan Law, Alex Chow, Lester Shum, and Eason Chung; Lingnan University's vice chancellor Leonard Cheng; Hong Kong government officials Edward Yau, Rimsky Yuen, Carrie Lam, Raymond Tam, Lau Kong-wah
(L to R) Hong Kong Federation of Student's Yvonne Leung, Nathan Law, Alex Chow, Lester Shum, and Eason Chung; Lingnan University's vice chancellor Leonard Cheng; Hong Kong government officials Edward Yau, Rimsky Yuen, Carrie Lam, Raymond Tam, Lau Kong-wah
Photo: Sam Tsang/SCMP

HKFS demands:

  • For the government to protect Hongkongers' basic rights, and the right to true universal suffrage
  • For the government to explain the current controversy over our political system and offer a solution
  • For the government to amend the Basic Law

HK government official responses:

  • There is a lot of wiggle room within the NPC'assigned framework to work out details regarding universal suffrage
  • The Chief Executive can later reopen the five steps to improve universal suffrage in Hong Kong
  • The Hong Kong government will build a platform for multiple stateholders to discuss political reform that will focus on post-2017, because the 2017 plan is not definitive
  • The Hong Kong government will submit to State Council HMO a report, including the students' and wider public's reactions and requests after the August 31 decision NPC made regarding election in Hong Kong in 2017

 

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