About 46 per cent of the 907 respondents polled last week backed lawmakers in voting down the government proposal on how to elect the chief executive in 2017 if it is based on Beijing's restrictive framework. Photo: Nora Tam

Almost half of Hongkongers want lawmakers to vote down Beijing's electoral reforms: SCMP poll

Slight rise in support for any government plan that toes Beijing's line is insufficient to sway pan-democrats into backing it, survey finds

Topic |   Universal suffrage in Hong Kong

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About 46 per cent of the 907 respondents polled last week backed lawmakers in voting down the government proposal on how to elect the chief executive in 2017 if it is based on Beijing's restrictive framework. Photo: Nora Tam
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Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung joined the Post in 2000, covering fields ranging from politics and the integration between Hong Kong and China. He became assistant editor-in-chief of Ming Pao in 2017 and returned to the Post the following year. He is author of Hong Kong’s Watershed: The 1967 riots (Hong Kong University Press, 2009).