Majority in poll opposes Beijing screening candidates for top job

Tony Cheung | 19 August 2014 | South China Morning Post

More than half of Hongkongers say candidates should be allowed to run for chief executive in 2017 if they are endorsed by one-eighth of nominating committee members, a survey has found.

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Hong Kong political reform consultation was dominated by ‘orchestrated’ responses

Calvin Liu, Brian Yap and Joyce Ng | 18 August 2014 | SCMP

The government’s consultation exercise on political reform was dominated by “orchestrated” bloc submissions, most of them favouring a conservative stance, a South China Morning Post study has revealed.


  • More than 90% of 121,447 submissions to HK Gov electoral reform consultation were based on templates and submitted collectively by 822 groups- most of which were not named.
  • 80% of submissions to HK gov public consultation on electoral reform were made by unidentified groups using templates.
  • Pro-CCP DAB made 12.7% of submissions to HK gov electoral reform consultation, most nearly identical.
  • Unidentified groups & DAB are 92.7% of group submissions to HK consultation on electoral reform.


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