OCLP Toronto Support Group & Canada-Hong Kong Link: Joint Statement in response to the decision of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee on Hong Kong constitutional reform

31 Aug 2014

The National People’s Congress Standing Committee made a high-handed decision on August 31st re the framework of Hong Kong Chief Executive election in 2017. It is stipulated that the rights of nomination of candidates must be given to the Nomination Committee. The number of candidates is limited to two to three and shall be passed by over half of the Committee. This narrow and compelling sphere of election framework undoubtedly kills the public members’ rights of a universal and equal opportunity to nominate and be nominated. It also pays a monumental disregard to Hong Kong people’s strong demand for a genuine universal suffrage. 

The Canada-Hong Kong Link and OCLP Toronto Support Group deeply regret that the Chinese Government has minimized HKSAR Government’s constitutional role thereby blatantly violating the Sino-British Joint Declaration and Basic Law, and breaking its international undertaking, namely, One Country Two Systems, Hong Kong People Ruling Hong Kong, High Degree of Autonomy.

At a historical time facing great hardship in darkness, we call upon Hong Kong people, especially all the pan-democratic Legco members to be united consistently, to go hand in hand on the road to democracy. As Joshua Wong of Scholarism said: “We are disappointed but not in despair. We worry but vow never to give up”. We urge all those who are concerned about Hong Kong to give full support to Hong Kong people’s civil disobedience actions in fighting for genuine universal suffrage.

On the basis of democratic development which we are concerned about, we will operate our support work in accordance with the most recent situation in Hong Kong. Together with representatives from other cities, we will organize an international monitoring delegation to Hong Kong in support of the peaceful and non-violent civil disobedience of Occupy Central with Love and Peace. We will also continue to lobby the Canadian Parliament when it resumes in September, urging our Canadian Government to show its support for genuine universal suffrage in Hong Kong.


 

港加聯」及「讓愛與和平佔領中環多倫多支援會」

就中國人大香港政改決議的公開聲明

2014年9日1日 

中國人大常委會於8日31日對2017年香港特首選舉方案作出一錘定音的議決。規定候選人提名權交提名委員會,把候選人人數限制在二至三名,並必須經由提委會半數通過。這狹窄而不合乎國際普及平等標準的框架,無疑是扼殺了公民的提名及參選權利,妄顧了香港民眾對真普選的強烈要求。「港加聯」和「讓愛與和平佔領中環多倫多支援會」對中國政府矮化香港特區政府的憲制角色,公然違背「中英聯合聲明」和「基本法」中對「一國兩制、港人治港、高度自治」的國際承諾表示極度的遺憾! 

在這黑暗艱巨的歷史時刻,我們呼籲香港民眾特別是所有的泛民主派立法會議員務必團結一致,在民主道路上共同進退。正如學民思潮黃之鋒所言:「我們失望,但不絕望。我們擔憂,但誓不罷休!」我們也呼籲海外所有關心香港的社區人士及團體全力支持香港民眾為爭取真普選而啟動的公民抗爭行動!

以關注香港民主發展為己任的我們將會按照新的形勢去啟動海外的聲援活動。我們會聯合各城市的代表開始籌組國際監察團回港去聲援和平佔中的非暴力公民抗命行動。也會在加拿大國會九月復會後繼續國會的游說工作,促請加拿大政府表達對港人爭取真普選的支持。

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