China holds conference to discuss how to pick Hong Kong's next leader
China's standing committee of the National People's Congress is holding a week-long conference to discuss how to pick Hong Kong's next leader.
Top leaders from China met yesterday to discuss China's political future, reported the BBC.
Many critics said that China should screen candidates through a nominating committee while
China said that citizens of Hong Kong could elect their leader in 2017.
Pro-democratic activists have vowed to launch a large scale civil disobedience if an agreement is not accepted.
Many think the committee only includes the elite businessmen of Beijing.
(Posted on 26-08-2014)