China the Road Ahead: Hong Kong political reform

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The Hong Kong government just concluded a second round of public consultations on its electoral system reform. CCTV’s Zhu Dan talked to residents about the city’s pressing issues and their expectations.

China the Road Ahead: Hong Kong political reform

China the Road Ahead: Hong Kong political reform

The Hong Kong government just concluded a second round of public consultations on its electoral system reform. CCTV's Zhu Dan talked to residents about the city's pressing issues and their expectations.

Highlights:

  • Hong Kong still faces serious economic challenges as retail shopping is on the decline.
  • According to the government, retail sales in January decreased by nearly 15 percent compared to 2014. It is the first decline in any January since 2007.
  • Officials point to last September when protesters began blocking the main roads in Hong Kong demanding that Beijing not limit or select which candidates could run for the chief executive elections in 2017.
  • A political reform package will be unveiled next month and will be voted on during the Legislative Council meeting in June.

The advantages of Hong Kong universal suffrage

During the two sessions, delegates from Hong Kong brought proposals to ease tensions between some Hong Kong residents and those from mainland China. This comes after a spate of protests over their shopping habits. Many people from other parts of China visit during the Spring Festival season spending heavily while on holiday, but Hong Kong residents say they’re pushing up the price of basic necessities. CCTV’s Li Jiejun filed this report.

The advantages of Hong Kong universal suffrage

The advantages of Hong Kong universal suffrage

During the two sessions, delegates from Hong Kong brought proposals to ease tensions between some Hong Kong residents and those from mainland China. This comes after a spate of protests over their shopping habits. Many people from other parts of China visit during the Spring Festival season spending heavily while on holiday, but Hong Kong residents say they're pushing up the price of basic necessities. CCTV's Li Jiejun filed this report.


Fred Teng, Pres. America China Pub. Affairs Inst. on friction in Hong Kong

CCTV America interviewed Fred Teng. He’s the president of America China Public Affairs Institute, an independent research organization specialized in U.S.-China related affairs.

Fred Teng, Pres. America China Pub. Affairs Inst. on friction in Hong Kong

Fred Teng, Pres. America China Pub. Affairs Inst. on friction in Hong Kong

CCTV America interviewed Fred Teng. He's the president of America China Public Affairs Institute, an independent research organization specialized in U.S.-China related affairs.