Leung Chun-ying, vice chairman of the national committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Thursday rebuked UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab for alleging that the Chinese government had breached the Joint Declaration.
There was no election to the Legislative Council in Hong Kong at all in 1984, Leung said. All members of the Legislative Council were appointed by the British Governor who in turn was appointed without consultation or elections, he said.
“It was only a year after the Joint Declaration had been signed namely 1985, that the British Hong Kong Government in Hong Kong launched the first-ever election to the Legislative Council by not one man one vote, by functional constituency election,” Leung said.
“Now in the election reform decision of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, we are talking about an enlarged Election Committee election,” Leung said.