Hong Kong Chief Executive refuses to resign

Hong Kong Chief Executive refuses to resign

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive CY Leung has rejected calls for his to step down, and has called for open discussions between the government and protestors.

The pro-democracy protests are now entering their sixth day, calling on the Chinese government to allow free and fair elections, when Hong Kong votes for its next Chief Executive in three years time.

Mr Leung will not attend the talks, but says Chief Secretary Carrie Lam will represent him, to hear the concerns of protestors on constitutional reform.

The Hong Kong Federation of Students, who is at the centre of the protests, has agreed to the talks.

“The Hong Kong Federation of Students (HKFS) is going to have a public meeting with the chief secretary for administration Ms Carrie Lam,” the group said in a statement.

But Mr Leung has reiterated any reform would have to be within the framework of China’s National People’s Congress, and adhere to the basic law of “one country, two systems”.

It comes amid concerns police are planning a further crackdown on the protestors, after police were seen unloading boxes of rubber bullets and tear gas.

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