Peace and Freedom

By Tony Cheung and Peter So
South China Morning Post

Lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan says the report distorts the position of Hongkongers seeking genuine democracy

Police clear the Occupy site in Causeway Bay on December 15. The report contains a 133-page timeline to elaborate on events during the August-December period. Photo: Sam Tsang

The government aims to deliver “a fair, just, transparent and competitive proposal” for selecting the city’s leader by popular ballot in 2017, according to its report on public sentiment in Hong Kong from August 31 to December last year.

The report will be submitted to the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office (HKMAO) of the State Council today.

The Chinese version of the document, called “Report on the Recent Community and Political Situation in Hong Kong”, consists of 155 pages. The 18-page main text includes a summary of “important events related to constitutional development” and “relevant opinion polls” from…

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