In 2017 people of Hong Kong will be allowed to select their next chief executive under “One country, two systems” of Beijing, a freedom that people in mainland China do not have. However, the central government is still the one who is in control on who will be on the ballot for the said election, committee of 1,200 pro-Beijing Hong Kong nationals can only nominate candidates.
For this reason, over half a million Hong Kongers went to voting to choose one out of three options on how to pick candidates for Hong Kong’s next top leader. All three choices include public nomination of candidates.
However, online voting was interrupted and downed by cyber attackers extending the casting of votes until June 29, physical voting stations are also available. An attack blamed to Beijing.
This voting, according to People’s Republic of China is illegal and non-binding.