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Government to Meet with Students

 

Following more than two weeks of demonstrations and class boycotts, the Hong Kong Federation of Students (HKFS) will meet with the government to discuss constitutional reform this Friday at 4 p.m.

“We are sincere in having dialogue on constitutional development,” said Chief Executive Chun-ying Leung in a video statement. “The first preparatory meeting was held with relevant parties yesterday. I thank all Hong Kong people for their patience.”

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Alex Chow, Secretary General of HKFS, speaks with reporters at the start of student demonstrations more than two weeks ago.
PHOTO: Brian Adams/Localiiz

 

Under Secretary for Constitutional & Mainland Affairs, Kong-wah Lau, met with students last night and agreed to preliminary terms. The students requested three principles for future dialogue with the government including multiple meetings, mutual respect, and the government’s promise to fully implement any mutually agreed upon points resulting from the dialogue.

Occupy Central with Love and Peace has stated it “fully supports” the students in the dialogue process with the Hong Kong Government, however the group also seeks the resignation of Chief Executive Leung and for the National People’s Congress Standing Committee to “withdraw its decision on Hong Kong’s political reform”.

The HKFS consists of eight members including The Hong Kong University Students’ Union, Student Union of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong Students’ Union, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Students’ Union, Hong Kong Baptist University Students’ Union, Lignan University Students’ Union, The Student Union of Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Students’ Union.

 

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