Local business leaders and members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Standing Committee have called pan-democrats in the Legislative Council a hindrance to progress. Their grievances were directed at visiting central government minister Du Qinglin, who met the 13 Hong Kong CPPCC Standing Committee members on Wednesday. 'A lot of us talked about the executive-legislature relationship. It seems that Legco has been expanding its own power, hindering a lot of government work and making governance difficult,' businessman Chan Wing-kee, who was present at the meeting, said. 'While newspapers pay much attention to opposition voices, many objective voices backing the government do not get aired.' Mr Du promised to convey their views to senior state officials. The pan-democratic camp hit back at the criticism. 'It is such a misrepresentation of Hong Kong's position to Mr Du,' said Civic Party chairman Alan Leong Kah-kit. Democratic Party's Albert Ho Chun-yan said lawmakers had always acted in accordance with the Basic Law.