Remember when I said that the Hong Kong suffrage fight pitted capitalists and Communists against Democrats? Well, you can't get more explicit than this:
On Thursday while visiting Hong Kong, Tsinghua University School of Law dean Wang Zhenmin said China needed to protect the interests of the city’s pro-Beijing tycoons.
“Universal suffrage means the redistribution of economic interests amongst society,” he said. “The business community’s slice of pie will be shared by others. Their interests must be taken into consideration.”
While the business interests that currently dominate Hong Kong politics are “a small group of people, a small group of elites,” he said, “they control the destiny of Hong Kong.”
Looked at another way, maybe this is what you get when you call your leader the 'Chief Executive'. I'm not sure that Dr Wang has any direct connection to the people who will be deciding whether and by how much to vet candidates, but i think itgives a pretty clear general idea of their priorities.