Hong Kong begins ‘public consultations’ on reform, but signals intransigence

By Simon Denyer, January 7, 2015

BEIJING — Hong Kong’s government began a second round of “public consultations” on political reform Wednesday even as it signaled its unwillingness to yield ground to demands for greater democracy.Police, meanwhile, threatened to arrest the leaders of last year’s protest movement, sparked by Beijing’s plan to vet election candidates in the former British colony.Read full article >>