Hong Kong's poisoned political stalemate

By Peter Cai

Twenty-seven pan-democracy legislators promised to vote down the promised electoral reform at a press conference after Beijing released its blueprint. “After having lied to Hong Kong people for so many years, it finally revealed itself today,” said Alan Leong, a pro-democracy law-maker. “Hong Kong people are right to feel betrayed.

Li Fei, a deputy secretary general of the standing committee of NPC, also chose to deliver a stern warning to pro-democracy legislators and activists and said if the Hong Kong legislature were to vote down the electoral reform, it would not get another chance. “If someone says if we don’t get universal suffrage in 2017, we can try it again in 2022.

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