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Democracy promise forgotten in ‘short-termism’

By Chris Yeung

On December 29, 2007, disgraced chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was at a peak of his political career after being re-elected for a full five-year term. On what should have been a historic day, China’s top legislature gave the green light to electing the chief executive of Hong Kong by universal suffrage in 2017 and the Legislative Council thereafter.

The National People’s Congress Standing Committee passed unanimously a report submitted by Tsang on the city’s constitutional development a fortnight ago. The South China Morning Post said in a report headlined “Tsang’s 2020 Vision” the decision “has put an end to 20 years of contention over democratising Hong Kong.”

Tsang praised the decision as a “most important step for Hong Kong’s constitutional development” and said a “clear timetable” had effectively been set for returning all lawmakers by universal suffrage in 2020.

What a 10 years!

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Democracy promise forgotten in ‘short-termism’