Universal suffrage in Hong Kong

According to a National People's Congress Standing Committee resolution in 2007, Hong Kong's chief executive may be elected by universal suffrage. Pan-democratic lawmakers and pro-democracy activists in the city vehemently opposed an election framework passed by Beijing on August 31, 2014, arguing it failed to reach international standards for a truly democratic and open election.

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A woman and her son in their 60-square-foot sub-divided flat in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong government is expected to make it easier for low-income working families to receive help. Photo: Reuters

Carrie Lam issues her own 100-day report card

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