Liaison chief Zhang Xiaoming unmoved by Occupy Central’s poll options

Tony Cheung, Tanna Chong | 9 May 2014 | SCMP

Beijing’s liaison office chief has reiterated that reform for the 2017 chief executive election must adhere to the Basic Law, a stance previously taken to rule out public nomination.

The remarks by Zhang Xiaoming, quoted by a pan-democratic lawmaker who met him yesterday, were the first response by a mainland official to Occupy Central supporters’ selection of three options for the poll, which all call for the public to have the right to nominate candidates.

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