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Transcript of remarks by CE at media session (with video)

     Following is the transcript of remarks by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at a media session at Government House last night (October 2):

Chief Executive: I shall now repeat what I have just said in English and then I shall ask the Chief Secretary to say a few words. About two to three hours ago tonight, the Hong Kong Federation of Students issued an open letter asking for a meeting with the Chief Secretary, representing Hong Kong Government, to discuss one item, and this is the constitutional development of Hong Kong. We have studied the letter in detail, and I am now appointing the Chief Secretary to represent Hong Kong Government to meet with the representatives of the Hong Kong Federation of Students to discuss constitutional development matters.

Reporter: How optimistic are you that you will defuse the situation? I mean, you have angry protesters outside the CE's office and you are unable to go to work.

Chief Executive: Well, I appeal, and I've been appealing, to protesters that we should all follow the Basic Law, which was promulgated 27 years ago. We should work within the framework of the decision of the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) and so on, so forth. Only do we follow the provisions of the Basic Law and the decisions of the NPCSC can we have universal suffrage in 2017.

(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)

Ends/Friday, October 3, 2014
Issued at HKT 01:06


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