The official government newspaper said on Friday that Beijing will not make concessions to protesters in
Students whose peaceful protests have paralysed parts of Hong Kong have agreed to hold talks with the government while vowing to continue their occupation, as Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-yin refulsed to step down.
But the protesters’ demands for free elections are "neither legal nor reasonable", said the People’s Daily newspaper, in a front page editorial.
The National People’s Congress ruled in August that candidates for
The People’s Daily said that: "Upholding the decision of the standing committee of the National People’s Congress is the necessary decision, and the only decision."
The protests are "'against legal principles, and doomed to fail", it said, adding: "There is no room to make concessions on important principles."
China’s official military newspaper, the People’s Liberation Army Daily, reported on its front page that more than 1,000 troops in Hong Kong had received ”political training,” stressing loyalty to the Communist party.
The training aimed to "make the voice of the party the strongest voice in the barracks, and ensure absolute loyalty from the troops," it said.
While there are PLA soldiers in