The contrast is an illustration of the «one country, two systems» policy that has been in place since the former British colony reverted to Chinese rule in 1997.
China’s official Xinhua news agency quoted Leung as saying today — China’s National Day holiday — that Hong Kong must capitalize on the «one country, two systems» policy with China. The story did not directly mention the protests, but quoted Leung as saying:
«It is understandable that different people may have different ideas about a desirable reform package. But it is definitely better to have universal suffrage than not. It is definitely better to have the CE elected by five million eligible voters than by 1,200 people.»
Here’s a screenshot from today of the news agency’s English-language website… MORE
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