Hong Kong’s Latest Democracy Fraud – Philip Bowring

In Asia Sentinel, Philip Bowring says the new consultation document on Hong Kong “muddies the debate and obscures the truth”:

The Hong Kong government’s continuing charade that the people here have the determining voice in the territory’s constitutional development has found its latest expression with the publication of a Green Paper – a consultation document – on possible paths to the supposed ultimate objective of universal suffrage.

The nature of the exercise can be judged from the fact that though the government insists that the community needs to come to a consensus on the way forward, the Green Paper offers the public no less than 486 possible answers to the issues put before it. [Full text]

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