Elsie Leung urges keeping an eye on independence advocates

Local | 6 Oct 2016 12:11 pm

The vice chairwoman of the Basic Law Committee, Elsie Leung, said today that she does not see a need for an immediate interpretation of the Basic Law to stem calls for Hong Kong independence. 

She said it would be best for Hong Kong to resolve its own problems. 

Speaking after an RTHK TV program, Leung said she was concerned about the future conduct of certain newly-elected lawmakers, as they have been advocating views that blatantly violate the mini-constitution.

She said because some have already voiced their support for Hong Kong’s independence, there is a need for the future Legislative Council president to keep a close eye on their performance, she said.

The Basic Law Committee deputy added that Hong Kong people should not be overly concerned about the city's fate after 2047 because its sovereignty will remain with the mainland regardless of whether the 'one country, two systems' arrangement remains in place. 

She also said that she believes the Central Government still wants the best for Hong Kong and will make a decision that is in line with the city's interests.

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