Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said at a closed-door forum on Saturday that the government cannot just try to soothe young people and play the good guy in front of them.
Instead, he said, it should help them understand what is right and wrong, Ta Kung Pao reported Sunday.
At the forum, reportedly held by the pro-government Hong Kong United Foundation, with no access for the media, Leung said there are two things the government can do after Occupy Central is over.
One is to launch activities to ease tensions that society has experienced for several months, and the other is to do as much as possible to help shopkeepers and those at the bottom of society.
Leung said he could not agree with the behavior of students who opened yellow umbrellas when the national anthem was being played at recent university graduation ceremonies, the report said.
He told more than 200 professionals and young people who attended the forum that there are eight “dos” for the government to follow, Phoenix TV cited some of those who were there as saying. These rules involve external and internal relationships that Hong Kong should maintain, and the most important one is with Beijing, the report said.
Leung agreed with a proposal brought up by a member of the audience who works in education that the Education Bureau should send letters of encouragement to all the teachers in Hong Kong, as they have been under great pressure during the Occupy campaign.
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