Executive Councilor Cheng Yiu-tong predicted that moderate voters would punish them for this in coming elections.
Jasper Tsang Yok-sing, president of the Legislative Council, is among a group of distinguished Hong Kong political, business and community leaders rewarded in the government’s latest honors.
HKSAR Basic Law Committee member Albert Chen Hung-yee has rejected the myth that the country’s top legislature has no power to impose additional requirements for electing the city’s Chief Executive and lawmakers.
The veto put the SAR’s democratic development at a standstill, says social administration professor Paul Yip.
Chan Wing-kee holds the opposition camp responsible for bringing Hong Kong’s democratic development to a standstill.
Entertainment tycoon Allan Zeman is making a last-minute appeal to opposition lawmakers to be reasonable and pass the electoral reform package which, he says, will benefit Hong Kong’s future.
Former security secretary Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong says some people in the opposition camp do not really want universal suffrage elections for their own selfish reasons.
The government’s electoral reform package is fair and reasonable, with candidates from both sides of the political aisle having the same nomination threshold, said Anthony Wu Ting-yuk.
The central government may not introduce universal suffrage again in the near future if the opposition refuses to accept the constitutional reform package for 2017 Chief Executive election.
Nelson Chow, who wrote the latest retirement protection report, believes the introduction of a universal pension scheme will improve the government’s popularity, Joseph Li writes