Wednesday, October 1, 2014   

Leung disagrees with Global Times commentary
(06-24 10:56)

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says he doesn't agree with a commentary in the mainland mouthpiece, the Global Times newspaper, which yesterday dismissed a poll on political reform as an illegal farce.
So far, over 730-thousand people have voted in the unofficial referendum, organized by pro-democracy movement, Occupy Central.
The commentary said the voter turnout was no match for the 1.3 billion people in China.
Leung said regardless of the number of people who've voted, they simply wanted to express their hope for universal suffrage in the 2017 Chief Executive election.
He said this was a hope also shared by the Hong Kong and Central governments and himself. --RTHK   
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