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HK starts public consultation for election

Updated: 2013-12-04 15:11
( Xinhua)

HONG KONG - The Hong Kong government on Wednesday officially kicked off public consultation for a debated constitutional reform which aims to realize the election of the Special Administration Region's (SAR) next chief executive by universal suffrage in 2017.

It was announced by Carrie Lam, Chief Secretary for Administration, who made a statement at a weekly meeting of the SAR's Legislative Council on the methods for selecting the fifth chief executive and forming the next legislative authority.

Lam also heads a special team for the public consultation.