The Decision- August 31st
On August 31st, the Chinese government decided to change the election method in 2017, which is different from what they have promised before. Originally, in 2017, Hong Kong will be granted Universal Suffrage, which means all citizens in Hong Kong can vote for its governor. However, now with the decision from National People's Congress, the candidates have to go through a nomination committee. The committee, obviously, is monitored under the Chinese central government. Many citizens view this as another form of political authoritarianism, and a small amount of others think this is a responsible action towards gradual change to democracy. If Hong Kong suddenly holds real competitive elections, we can almost instantly think of high rates of corruption and chaos.