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Chinese Leaders’ Recent Remarks Regarding the Situation in Hong Kong

On September 22, while meeting with a delegation of Hong Kong business leaders, Xi Jinping emphasized that "one country, two systems" is the basic national policy. To run Hong Kong’s operation smoothly, the key is to understand and implement, fully and accurately, the "one country two systems" policy and to safeguard the authority of the Basic Law. The central government’s basic policies towards Hong Kong have not changed and will not change. [1] 

On September 19, Zhang Dejiang, a member of the Politburo Standing Committee and Chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, met with all members of the Hong Kong New Democracy Party. Zhang said that Hong Kong must follow the Basic Law and the NPC Standing Committee’s decision to develop democracy step by step. [2] 

On September 28, Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying stated that the Hong Kong SAR Government resolutely opposes the "Occupy Central" campaign which occupies public places illegally. The "Occupy Central" [campaign] is attempting to paralyze the operation of Hong Kong’s core region so as to use blackmail against the Central and HKSAR Government. It has already gone beyond the general public’s expression of civilian views. [3] 
On October 6, Leung Chun-ying stated that [the government] will use every effort to restore people’s lives back to normal. In a televised speech, Leung said that the government and the police have a duty to restore social order and to protect the safety of lives and property. [4] 

Sources: Xinhua, September 19-Octerber 6, 2014