He says 'one country' perspective will lead to understanding Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa yesterday urged the public to adopt a 'one country' perspective to understand why Beijing ruled out early universal suffrage for Hong Kong. In his end-of-term address to the Legislative Council, Mr Tung also rejected calls to file a report asking Beijing to review that ruling. He said that, under the Basic Law, he had no choice but to implement the decision of the National People's Congress Standing Committee. 'The statutory duty of the chief executive is to implement the decision and be responsible to the central government,' he said. Basic Law Article 48 says the chief executive is responsible for the implementation of the Basic Law and other laws which apply to Hong Kong. Mr Tung said: 'I can reflect your views to the central authorities. But filing a report to amend the decision is a different matter. I have no power to do so.' He cautioned against looking at issues solely from a Hong Kong angle. He highlighted six factors that the public should consider, including national security, the opportunities for - and obstacles to - China's development, and how Hong Kong's development would affect the mainland's stability and prosperity. Emily Lau Wai-hing of The Frontier said she failed to see how universal suffrage in Hong Kong could affect the country's stability and security. Mr Tung said the factors he cited were only general. He added: 'Whatever we do, we cannot consider matters only from the 'two systems' perspective, but also the 'one country' perspective. Only in this way can the two systems become stronger. 'The past four years was a period in which Hong Kong underwent the biggest political social and economic challenges since the handover. Thanks to the support of the community, the central government and the mainland provinces, we have seen an upswing in social sentiment, economic recovery and political stability.' Democrat Andrew Cheng Kar-foo asked: 'How many people need to take to the streets before you will fight for one person, one vote for Hong Kong people?' Mr Tung said he agreed the ruling against universal suffrage for elections in 2007 and 2008 was in Hong Kong's interest. At a separate function, the deputy director of the central government's liaison office in Hong Kong, Peng Qinghua, said it was unrealistic to fight for universal suffrage in 2007 and 2008 and irresponsible to mobilise people to fight for something that could not be achieved.