A dialogue mechanism for political development
宜善用對話機會 為民主進程籌謀

【明報專訊】WITH the political reform bill to be put to the vote in less than a month, the SAR government last Sunday (24 May) extended to all lawmakers an invitation to meet with Beijing officials in Shenzhen. The officials, who will include Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office director Wang Guangya, Basic Law Committee chairman Li Fei, and central government liaison office director Zhang Xiaoming, will discuss the political reform issue with the lawmakers. Two similar meetings were held in Shanghai (April) and Shenzhen (August) last year, but what opportunities they offered were not made good use of. As a result, the political reform process has reached a deadlock amid continuing controversy.