2017 chief executive election

Rimsky Yuen distributes leaflets on a five-month public consultation on political reform in Central. Photo: Nora Tam

Government yet to convince on its case for 2017 nomination process

Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung has argued in effect that only the existing Election Committee recast as a nominating committee will do for the 2017 chief executive election. Public participation, he said, would be "illegal", and warned that any turmoil born of local frustration could undermine confidence in our economic stability.