China Will Make Hong Kong Wait to Elect Leader – Donald Greenlees and Keith Bradsher

The New York Times has a more detailed report on the Chinese government’s decision, noted by CDT last week, to allow democratic elections in Hong Kong by 2020:

Chinese officials announced Saturday that Hong Kong would have to wait at least another decade for democratic elections to select its leader, and for more than 12 years to have the right to directly elect the entire legislature.

The decision is the latest in a series of setbacks for the democracy aspirations of Hong Kong residents, and another sign that Beijing’s current leaders have scant appetite for experimenting with greater public participation in political decision-making….[Full Text]

See the full text of the NPC’s decision here.

December 30, 2007 6:46 PM
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