Editorial : HK in Xi new era: opportunities and pressure

【明報專訊】THIS YEAR's sessions of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference have begun. The "Xi Jinping new era" is to add new variables to Chinese politics. People seem to concern themselves much more with the constitutional amendment that would do away with the term restriction on the presidency than with Premier Li Keqiang's report on government work. This year's report on government work does not mention "Hong Kong people running Hong Kong" or "a high degree of autonomy". Nor does it mention gangdu (Hong Kong separatism). That has inevitably brought about conjectures.