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Universal Suffrage Consultation; Tai Long Sai Wan; Nelson Mandela (06 Dec 2013)

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At long last it’s here. Or at least the first step of it: the government’s consultation on methods for selecting the Chief Executive in 2017, and for forming the Legislative Council in 2016. Well, when we say consultation, there do seem to be firm limits on what the government wants the public to suggest. We talk to Professor Joseph Cheng, the convenor of the Alliance for True Democracy, on what the pro-democrats make of the consultation and how they will respond. On Wednesday, legislator and Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat introduced his first ever motion to the Legislative Council in almost thirty years, a motion to amend a legal notice published in the Hong Kong Government Gazette. Now if all that sounds a little bureaucratic and complex, what it really means is that Mr Lau wanted to keep the enclave of Tai Long Sai Wan village from being incorporated into Sai Kung country park, a move that Heung Yee Kuk members say would deprive them of their property rights. And we leave you with images of Nelson Mandela, One of the world’s greatest leaders who, sadly, died on Thursday night in South Africa. It is no exaggeration to describe him as an icon for human rights and equality.

Program: 
The Pulse
Publish Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2013
Station: 
RTHK
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