Friday, August 1, 2014   

Hong Kong election "referendum" illegal: State Council
(06-20 16:38)

Central authorities on Friday rebuffed proposals for a "referendum" into how the Hong Kong chief executive is elected, saying any form of so-called "referendum" in Hong Kong would not have constitutional grounds, thus being illegal and invalid.
A group of people in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) launched a campaign for the so called "referendum" earlier on Friday.
However, the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council issued a statement saying the election method they proposed is not in line with the universal suffrage method determined by the Basic Law of the HKSAR and the National People's Congress Standing Committee. --Xinhua   
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