China: Hong Kong election candidates to be screened, reform proposal says

Hong Kong is in trouble again. The local government has unveils their proposal for 2017 general elections. It’s not consider the demands made by pro-democracy activists.

The electoral blueprint complies with guidelines from China’s legislature that candidates for the 2017 election will be screened.

Democracy activists said this amounted to a “fake democracy”.

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s second highest government official, put forward the reform package.

“These proposals are in strict compliance with the Basic Law [Hong Kong’s constitution] and the relevant decisions of [China’s] standing committee of the National People’s Congress,” Ms Lam said.

“At the same time they fully take into account the views expressed by various sectors of the community,” she said.

It’s includes:

  • A primary vote will take place where the 1,200 members of the largely pro-Beijing nominating committee will get one vote each.
  • A candidate will have to win at least 120 votes which will result in a shortlist of between five and 10 candidates.
  • These candidates will then be put to a second round of voting by members of the nominating committee.
  • Each member will cast at least two approval votes.
  • The two or three candidates who win more than 600 votes each will then be eligible to run in the public election.

Pro-democracy protesters have said this process allows Beijing to eliminate unwanted candidates and does not amount to universal suffrage.

Conclusion: China don’t allow democracy in Hong Kong.


China: Hong Kong protesters warned not to return to clash site

Hong Kong still in their political turmoil. On Monday, protesters stays on the streets to urge talks with government. 

Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung has warned pro-democracy activists not to return to the streets following the latest outbreak of violence.

Conclusion: Hong Kongers lost their patience with government and students.

Hong Kong: officials hold first talks with students

On Tuesday, Hong Kong’s officials and students hold first round of talks. Students demands for an unrestricted choice of candidates in the election for the territory’s chief executive in 2017. Officials rejects it. 

“As far as their position is concerned I’m afraid we can only agree to disagree,” Chief-negotiator Carrie Lam said.

Alex Chow, secretary general of the Hong Kong Federation of Students, said the government’s stance was “vague”.

“We would say that the government needs to further explain it in front of the public,” he added.

Conclusion: That negotiations is very boring for them


China: Hong Kong government ‘ready for talks’ with protesters again

On Thursday, Hong Kong renew its offers for fresh talks with students over fully democracy on the city. Chief-executive CY Leung said: “We have to draw a line between possibilities and impossibilities”. It starts on next week. “Over the last few days, including this morning through third parties, we expressed a wish to the students that we would like to start a dialogue to discuss universal suffrage as soon as we can and hopefully within the following week,” Leung told reporters. What’s it means: Hong Kongers appreciates this.

Hong Kong: government calls off student talks

Students and government has a new clash in Hong Kong. The government has called off talks with students after them has given an escalation in protests taken part on Chinese city. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam said it would be “impossible to have a constructive dialogue”Lam accused them of “undermining trust” in the proposed talks. The dialogue cannot be deployed as an excuse to incite more people to join the protest,” she said. “The illegal occupation activists must stop.” Conclusion: Hong Kongers loss their patience with students and politicians too

Hong Kong: CY Leung given ‘secret’ payment by Australian firm

Hong Kong lives a political turmoil and now, a corruption scandal involves their executive-chief, CY Leung. He has received millions from an Australian publicly-listed firm, according to Fairfax media. Secret documents seen by the media group are said to reveal payments from engineering company UGL to Mr Leung of £4m (US$6.4m). His office said in a statement the payments were from his resignation from the company not for future services. Conclusion: Chinese leader Xi Jimping are not happy with CY Leung. Hong Kongers too.