Monday, September 1, 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   
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