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.  Continue reading

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Chinese organizations in North America: Open Letter to US Congressmen and Canadian Members of Parliament

Issued on 1 September 2014

We are writing to urge you to monitor the constitutional development in Hong Kong and to pressure the Chinese Government to honor their promises to the people of Hong Kong under the principle of “One Country Two Systems,” stated in the Sino-British Joint Declaration of 1984 and the Basic Law, Hong Kong’s constitutional document. Continue reading

Chinese Organizations in North America: An Open Letter to the Honorable Prime Minster Mr. Stephen Harper, the House of Commons and Fellow Canadians

We are urging you to monitor the constitutional development in Hong Kong and to press the Chinese Government to honor their promises to the people of Hong Kong on “One Country Two Systems” stated in the Sino-British Joint Declaration of 1984 and the constitution of Hong Kong, the Basic Law.

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Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong & Macao: Statement on Canada’s position on universal suffrage and democratic development in Hong Kong

3 July 2014 | Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong & Macao

“An image circulating on various social media platforms incorrectly associates the Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao with a recent advertisement taken by foreign business organizations, including the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.”

“Canada’s position is clear: We remain strongly supportive of democratic development in Hong Kong, in keeping with the Basic Law commitment to adopt universal suffrage and the aspirations of the people of Hong Kong.”

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