Tuesday, March 3, 2015   

Shenzhen talks set to begin
(08-21 10:38)

Around 50 legislators are set to attend a two-hour forum hosted by Basic Law Committee chairman, Li Fei, later today.
Li set Beijing hopes to communicate with the SAR government over political reform, and he is open to views from Hong Kong people.
A pro-democracy legislator says there seems to be room for negotiation at political reform talks with mainland officials.
Pan-democrats also expect to have a one-hour meeting with officials on the sidelines. Legislator, Kenneth Leung, from the accountancy sector, expressed some optimism.
On Wednesday, a group of 26 pan-democratic lawmakers signed a "joint declaration" vowing to veto any political reform proposals that fail to meet international standards of democracy.
One of them, Labor Party lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan, said Hong Kong should not accept a proposal which only promises "one person, one vote", but screens out popular candidates. --RTHK/The Standard   
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