Thursday, October 23, 2014   

Govt to go ahead with political reform
(07-15 10:51)

The Chief Executive, Leung Chun-ying, says the government had considered allowing more time for public discussion on Hong Kong's political reform, but decided against it as it would mean less time to legislate for new electoral methods.
Two reports, one on the results of the government's five-month consultation, and another compiled by the Chief Executive himself -- and addressed to the central government -- will be submitted to the National People's Congress Standing Committee for consideration on Tuesday, after they are presented to the Legislative Council.
Leung said the government had considered handing in the reports to Beijing at a later date to allow for more public discussion, but had decided against it due to time constraints.
He said a postponement would have meant the government having to wait until the Standing Committee's next meeting in October, and that would have left little time for follow-up work, such as legislation for the new electoral methods. --RTHK   
Other Hong Kong breaking news:
Students may not agree to further talks with govt (10-22 19:00)
Customs seize HK$10 million illicit cigarettes (10-22 18:02)
Kenny G visit protests (10-22 17:12)
Scuffles break out in Mongkok (10-22 16:57)
Protest against CE's remarks (10-22 16:32)
Tensions mount again in Mongkok (10-22 16:25)
No end in sight for protests after talks (10-22 13:14)
Students to discuss way forward on reform (10-22 13:06)
Students urged to rethink 'destructive tactics' (10-22 13:05)
Netizens lampoon government negotiators (10-22 13:02)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.