According to the Hong Kong basic law adopted by the china 1990, Chief executive will be elected by universal suffrage from 2017. But, a committee would supervise the nominations.
During British era, governors are appointed from London, Now, chief executive is elected by a 1200 member committee of Hong Kong elite.
China, now proposed for an open election, but, from a list of pre-approved candidates by China.
Protestors in Hong Kong say, it is just another means for China to retain control. They want an election, which is completely free from Beijing s involvement.
CHINA offered a democracy to Hong Kong under one country, two systems principle. Will china allow undermining of its authority in Hong Kong is a major question?