The Hong Kong Federation of
Students said on Thursday that it had abandoned plans
to gatecrash the ongoing Asia-Pacific
Economic Cooperation summit in
Beijing to seek talks with
state leaders over Hong Kong's
|Alex Chow (R). Photo: RTHK.|
The Secretary General of the Federation, Alex Chow, said they
changed their mind after listening
to advice that they were highly
unlikely to be able to meet
any senior officials if they
blindly turned up in Beijing
during the summit.
He said they will instead write to former
Chief Executive, Tung
Chee-hwa, who is now a Vice-Chairman
of the Chinese People's
Conference and to Rita Fan who is a member of the National
People's Congress Standing
Mr Chow said the Federation will ask the two for their help to arrange a meeting with Premier Li Keqiang or
two top officials in charge of
Hong Kong affairs - Zhang
Dejiang and Li Fei.
But speaking after attending a meeting of the Hong Kong Guangdong Cooperation Joint Conference in Guangzhou, the Chief
Executive, C Y Leung, poured cold water on the prospect of
any meeting between the
students and state leaders.
He said Beijing already knew full well about the demands
of different people in Hong Kong regarding political reform.
Mr Leung added that it was unnecessary
for the students to go to Beijing to repeat themselves.