Zhang Xiaoming, deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, opens central government discussions in the city on the electoral reforms. Photo: RTHK
Zhang Xiaoming, deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, opens central government discussions in the city on the electoral reforms. Photo: RTHK

Hong Kong elections reform: debate emerges over number of directly elected lawmakers as senior Beijing official opens talks

  • Zhang Xiaoming says he is in Hong Kong to ‘hear views’ on the overhaul as consultation opens with key local figures
  • Several pro-establishment figures call for fewer seats for popularly elected lawmakers, but one executive councillor says a certain balance must be maintained in the legislature

Zhang Xiaoming, deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, opens central government discussions in the city on the electoral reforms. Photo: RTHK
Zhang Xiaoming, deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, opens central government discussions in the city on the electoral reforms. Photo: RTHK
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