European Union: Statement by the Spokesperson on introduction of universal suffrage for election of Chief Executive in Hong Kong in 2017

18 July 2014 | European Union

“We take note of the publication of the report on electoral reform on 15 July by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

The EU welcomes the start of the five-step process which will lead to the introduction of universal suffrage for the election of the Chief Executive in 2017.

The EU is following this process closely and is looking forward to the forging of an ambitious consensus among the parties involved, within the framework of ‘one country, two systems’.”