Tsang says schedule too tight for in-depth talks Pro-democracy lawmakers wil be able to meet Vice-President Zeng Qinghong during his visit to Hong Kong next weekend, but there will be little time for detailed talks on constitutional reform, the chief executive said yesterday. Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said as Mr Zeng's schedule was too tight to allow for such talks, the democrats could express their views through 'written or other means'. Speaking after a meeting with Mr Zeng and Liao Hui, director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, in Beijing yesterday, Mr Tsang said the vice-president had accepted an invitation to visit Hong Kong from September 10 to 12. Mr Zeng will officiate at the opening of the Disney theme park on September 12 and will meet all 60 legislators during a dinner party at a hotel the night before. Asked whether there would be a chance for detailed discussions between the democrats - who have demanded a separate meeting - and the state leader, Mr Tsang said it would be difficult. 'All legislators are invited to the dinner and will have the chance to meet Mr Zeng, but it might not be possible for detailed discussions on issues related to Hong Kong and constitutional reform,' Mr Tsang said. 'Hopefully they could talk about it when they see Mr Zeng, but I think it is really difficult to have detailed discussion because the schedule is very tight.' He said the democrats could find alternative ways to convey their views. 'They could express their views through written or other means,' he said. Legislator Lee Cheuk-yan, of the Confederation of Trade Unions, said the pro-democracy camp would discuss the possibility of handing petitions to Mr Zeng. 'We hope we can have a detailed discussion and turn a protocol meeting into some fruitful talk.' Asked whether some democrats might take radical action and embarrass Mr Zeng, Mr Tsang said people in Hong Kong should be grateful for the state leader's visit. 'Mr Zeng has a thorough understanding of Hong Kong affairs and I believe people in Hong Kong will relish his visit and handle it accordingly as a celebration activity.' Mr Tsang described the meeting with Mr Zeng yesterday as 'a pleasant talk', but declined to reveal whether the vice-president had given him any words of encouragement. He failed to provide any details of the talk in the way he did after meeting President Hu Jintao in June. Mr Tsang is to meet Mr Liao again today to discuss issues concerning Hong Kong's relations with the mainland - talks expected to focus on constitutional reform. Earlier yesterday, Mr Tsang attended a function with state leaders to mark the 60th anniversary of victory in the Sino-Japanese war at the end of the second world war.