You may be wondering why there is no mention of universal suffrage in my policy statement.
As a matter of record, I was one of the marchers every year on July 1. Universal suffrage is desired by the majority of people in Hong Kong and I am no exception.
On the other hand, purely electoral democracy without participatory democracy is not enough. It is more important for each of us to do whatever we can to bring about a better system and a better way of living. We cannot simply wait for universal suffrage to happen before we start tackling the many problems confronting Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is still one of the freest countries in the world, with a solid judiciary system. Anyone should feel safe to do something for Hong Kong. This is our advantage, and we must strive to preserve it.
Our past efforts have laid the foundation for universal suffrage, which we hope to see enacted in 2017. If it isn’t achieved, I will be among the first to march again.