Gaining trust from Beijing is a faint concept, Legislator Alvin Yeung says

Gaining the trust of Central government is the biggest challenge for Chief Executive candidates because everybody is clueless about how to do that, Legislator Alvin Yeung Ngok-kiu said on a public forum.

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Alvin Yeung Ngok-kiu and Priscilla Leung Mei-fun expressed disagreement on each other’s statements for multiple times on the forum.

Legislators Alvin Yeung Ngok-kiu and Priscilla Leung Mei-fun, Higher Education Voter Bruce Lui Ping-kuen and Electoral Committee election defeat Sung Yun-wing attended a forum on the upcoming election on March 16 at Hong Kong Baptist University.

“The complexity of the political system can very well be higher than many developed countries because Hong Kong not only has its internal problems, but also a complicated relationship with China.” Yeung said.

Leung expects that the candidates are capable of gaining trust from the Central government and Hong Kong people. But Yeung questioned the meaning of “trust from central government”.

Despite the long period of time Jasper Tsang, John Tsang and Regina Ip served the government, they are “still not approved by Beijing”, Yeung said.

“The so-called ‘trust from central government’ ought to be built through rational interaction, instead of being a totally untouchable thing that nobody understands.” Yeung added. “We would never know when we would got on Beijing’s nerves. How are we supposed to build trust in each other?”

Asked about the reason why Civil Party members would vote for an establishmentarian candidate, Yeung said he wanted to choose someone that respects and follows rules.

“I just want somebody who would respect the whole system and follow procedures, instead of using the procedures as political tools,” he said. “At least they would not build something or implement plans before letting you know.”

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