Hong Kong Basic Law Committee member urges middle path deal between different parties

Stuart Lau | 5 May 2014 | SCMP

Barrister Johnny Mok Shiu-luen says if the two sides forge a consensus on the nominating committee, it appears “likely” to him that Beijing will agree to it.

“In my view, if a consensus is to be reached, the biggest chance is … a middle proposal between the moderate proponents and those so-called conservatives [who argue for 50 per cent member approval],” Mok said in an interview with the South China Morning Post.

Mok is the first person from the prominent 12-member Basic Law Committee to address political reform since the public consultation ended on Saturday.

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