Saturday, February 28, 2015   

Carrie Lam pins hopes on reform consensus
(03-26 17:01)

Chief Secretary, Carrie Lam, said today she is “prudently optimistic" that Hong Kong can reach consensus on political reform, despite little progress being made during four breakfast meetings she hosted between lawmakers and senior mainland officials.
Mrs Lam admitted just last month that she was pessimistic about the prospects of a deal, saying universal suffrage in 2017 would remain ‘a mirage' if differences persisted.
Fifteen lawmakers from across the political spectrum attended the final meeting this morning, but most pan-democrats said nothing substantial had been achieved during talks with the Liaison Office's legal chief, Liu Xinkui.
Mrs Lam admitted that society is still divided over how to achieve universal suffrage, but said she was ‘prudently confident' that a consensus could be reached.
However, the leader of the Civic Party, lawmaker Alan Leong, said such meetings would not yield results unless the SAR government and the mainland consider and respect the views of Hong Kong people. –RTHK
   
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