Thursday, May 28, 2015   

Beijing reminds HK of its authority
(06-10 15:31)

The State Council has issued a white paper stressing that Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy is subject to the authority of the central government, which has the comprehensive power to govern the SAR.
The paper noted that some "wrong views" existed on political development in Hong Kong. It also called for vigilance against what it called "external forces" making use of Hong Kong to intervene in China's internal affairs.
The SAR government welcomed the document, and called on the public to gain a good understanding of it.
However, legislator and Civic Party leader Alan Leong Ka-kit, accused the central government of trying to scare voters away from the upcoming unofficial referendum on political reform because it fears a high turnout. He urged Beijing not to go back on its pledge on Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy. --RTHK   
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