As the months-long Hong Kong protests are getting widened day after day, Chinese leaders are seriously thinking the way to deal with the protesters.
Signalling that Chinese leaders are preparing to change how they deal with Hong Kong, Shen Chunyao, director of the Hong Kong, Macau and Basic Law Commission, told reporters they were looking at ways to "perfect" how Hong Kong's chief executive is appointed and removed. However, he did not elaborate on what exactly might change.
Unfortunately, Shen Chunyao’s statement further inflamed protests immediately. Now the political analysts are expecting more demonstrations over the weekend.
Three months ago, Hong Kong protests began as a protest against proposals to allow extradition to mainland China. These proposals have now been dropped, but the protests widened to include four more demands, including the implementation of complete universal suffrage.
The protests have been presenting a serious challenge to China's leaders, who have painted the demonstrators as dangerous separatists and accused foreign powers of backing them.