Cheung Chi-Kong is an Executive Councillor of Hong Kong. This means that he has a seat at the centre of power in Hong Kong and one would assume that he would know one or two things about governance, democracy and politics in general.
But his latest musing on the HKU popvote ‘referendum’ leave some room for doubt:
“An Executive Councillor has questioned the usefulness of Occupy Central’s unofficial referendum on how to elect Hong Kong’s chief executive in 2017. Cheung Chi-Kong says it’s not a scientific gauge of public’s views. In an exclusive interview with RTHK, he said the ongoing vote was nothing more than a political expression.”
Can a public vote ever not be a political expression?