Tung Chee-Hwa Tells Students Beijing's Position On Free Elections 'Will Not Change'

November 9, 2014 10:56 AM

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Tung Chee-Hwa Tells Students Beijing's Position On Free Elections 'Will Not Change'

A former Hong Kong chief executive dismissed a proposal to act as an intermediary between student protesters and Chinese authorities, according to local media reports.

Tung Chee-hwa dismissed the request he received in a letter from student protesters. "Mr Tung points out the central government understands the different views in Hong Kong," his spokesman told the South China Morning Post. "The decision of the National People's Congress on Aug. 31 will not change."

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