Agenda for the Future

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This year, Hong Kong completes its first decade under Chinese sovereignty. Its next 10 years will be defined by the following four Cs:

Constitutional reform. The current system is unsustainable for all stakeholders. The Chief Executive cannot claim a popular mandate, relying instead on the support of a narrow group of electors with vested commercial interests—a system that leads to backroom horse-trading. The Legislative Council also suffers from a democratic deficit. It does not truly represent the people because half its members hail from the same types of vested interests, yet possess the same voting power as those...

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