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Two-faced LibDem candidate betrays Hong Kong

posted 27 Apr 2015, 02:37 by HKIP News   [ updated 27 Apr 2015, 02:56]

Steven Dominique Cheung, a HK-born Liberal Democrat candidate in Walthamstow, East London, has angered Hongkongers with his double-dealing tactics to win votes in the upcoming general election.

Earlier this year, in an obvious ploy to drum up support among ethnic minority voters in his constituency, Mr Cheung invited the Hong Kong Overseas Alliance to attend an election rally in exchange for voicing his support for the democracy movement in Hong Kong. However, subsequently in March, in an interview with WenWeiPo (a pro-Communist Party paper from China), Mr Cheung departed from his pro-HK stance and stated that there is no such thing as “international standards” for universal suffrage and that there is nothing wrong with Beijing’s pre-screening of election candidates. In the same interview, Mr Cheung also stated that, in his view, BNO passport holders living in Hong Kong are essentially Chinese nationals and that, as far as the UK Government is concerned, their British Overseas passports do not entitle them to any special treatment compared to other Chinese nationals.

The Hong Kong Overseas Alliance is now demanding official clarification from the Liberal Democrats regarding their views on Hong Kong and calls on all Hongkongers in the UK to protest against Mr Cheung's equivocation.