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China Will Limit Hong Kong’s Rights in Electing the Chief Executive of the HKSAR

On March 24, 2013, Qiao Xiaoyang, director of China’s National People’s Congress Law Committee, spoke at a forum where he explained the central government’s bottom line on the universal suffrage discussed for Hong Kong in 2017. Qiao said that anyone who stands against the central government will never be accepted as chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

Qiao’s purpose was to  reaffirm the bottom line on behalf of the central government: to ensure that Hong Kong residents consciously not choose a candidate who opposes the Chinese Communist Party.

Source: Hong Kong Wenweipo, March 25, 2013