Hong Kong protest leaders plan trip to Beijing to try to meet Chinese leaders

Global News

WATCH ABOVE: Hong Kong student leaders plan to fly to Beijing on Saturday to try to meet with China’s top officials.

Hong Kong student leaders plan to fly to Beijing Saturday to try to meet China’s top officials to press their case for a greater say in choosing the territory’s next leader.

Eason Chung, a member of a student group that played a main role in organizing street protests that started nearly two months ago, said Friday that he and two others had bought plane tickets for the trip.

If they are allowed to enter mainland China, they will go straight to China’s legislature to seek talks with Premier Li Keqiang and other officials.

The students have already asked the Hong Kong government’s No. 2 official as well as former leader Tung Chee-hwa to arrange a meeting but their requests have been rebuffed.

“When those bridges between the Hong Kong government…

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