With a vote on the electoral reform package just days away, Hongkongers born in the 1980s and involved in politics share the same complaint - the government is not listening to them. Nixie Lam Lam, a district councillor in Tsuen Wan for the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, believes the government's current method of communicating with young people is outdated and she wants a better platform for them to speak out. "We can't always rely on the traditional top-down approach," says 32-year-old Lam. "Nowadays, many students prefer speaking out online. We need to set up a structure led by youth and have more mini-councils for them to voice their views." Watch: Nixie Lam and Daisy Chan debate Hong Kong's political future Lam, who studied in Australia for almost a decade, also thinks the government should get more input from young people when making decisions. "Politics is compromise. People with different political beliefs are not enemies - we just need to talk to each other. "One major step-up from the umbrella movement is that it made the government understand it needs to open up [to feedback] in a proactive way," she adds, referring to the 79 days of protests last year that involved thousands of young people. "The government's procedures are too rigid and lack compromise." Dominic Lee Tsz-king, chairman of the Liberal Party's youth committee, shares Lam's belief that the government has not been listening to opposing views, especially from younger people. "The government needs to change its attitude," says 30-year-old Lee. "It needs to communicate with both sides. It should say although I have enough votes [in the legislature], I'm going to talk to you and understand your needs and integrate some of your policies into mine." Watch: Dominic Lee and Leung Sheung-kit debate Hong Kong's political reform Lee reflects that, as leader of a pro-establishment party's youth committee, he is fortunate to have different public platforms to air his views. But he feels the government should involve more young people in the administration's many consultation groups. But while younger members of pro-establishment parties think better communication platforms will foster a healthier relationship, those in the pan-democratic camp think the solution is not that simple. Daisy Chan Sin-ying, 25, convenor of the Civil Human Rights Front, believes that the whole political structure would have to be changed if the government really wants to regain the trust of young people. "It's not a matter of one or two policies. It's the entire system such as the unfair election methods and biased top-down policies" that is the problem, says Chan, who is a policy research officer for Labour Party lawmaker Peter Cheung Kwok-che. The only way out, she believes, is for the Legislative Council to kick out the government's proposed model for the 2017 chief executive election and for the whole consultation and reform process to restart. Chan sees protests as a way to maintain pressure on the government. "Young students now will grow up to become future leaders, and the government will eventually need to make policies to meet their expectations. We will continue protesting as long as Beijing keeps on refusing to give us true universal suffrage." Leung Sheung-kit, 29, a member of the "localist" group Civic Passion, goes even further and thinks young people should aim to overthrow the government and form an administration themselves. "Many Hongkongers are still hoping for Beijing to bestow democracy upon us, but we really shouldn't be begging for it," says Leung. "We have to realise that Hong Kong's sovereignty isn't given by Beijing - we already have it in ourselves." As Leung does not acknowledge Beijing's authority, he sees no need for any kind of conversation with the mainland. "Our way of fighting for democracy through talks has reached its limit," he says. "We are not trying to show the Chinese government our desire for true democracy. We are forcing them to give us what originally belonged to us."