Peace and Freedom

By Gary Cheung and Tony Cheung
South China Morning Post

Beijing is still making a last-ditch effort to secure passage of the electoral reform proposal for the 2017 chief executive election, a mainland official revealed as the latest rolling poll found that for the first time that more people opposed the blueprint than supported it.

A mainland official handling Hong Kong affairs told the South China Morning Post that the Beijing and Hong Kong government would make all-out efforts until “the last minute”, and a moderate pan-democrat also said he understood that Beijing was “doing something” in the hope of getting the package passed by the Legislative Council next week.

But the latest poll conducted by three universities between June 3 and Sunday shows the difficulty of…

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