This platform has stopped operating since 19 July, 2013. All information are for reference only.

About the Platform

The objective of establishing the Political Reform Opinion Platform (or the "Platform") is to provide an open, free and credible platform for members of the general public to express their views on political reform in Hong Kong.

All residents of Hong Kong can register as members of the Platform free of charge, and then actively make submissions to the Platform, or wait passively for opinion surveys of Platform members. At registration, people Are required to providing their real names and email addresses, but they can choose whether or not to provide their residential addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, and so on. All personal information thus supplied will be kept confidential by POP except that all names in full will be published for public reference.

All registrations will be done online through Hong Kong People's Opinion Platform. Each Platform member will receive a password upon registration, which can be used to submit named or anonymous messages at the Platform. All responsibilities, legal and otherwise, arising from any such message shall vest entirely with its author. Platform members can change their designated passwords at any time. Shall there be any reasonable doubt, the Public Opinion Programme (POP) at the University of Hong Kong can require any Platform member to prove the authenticity of one's name by submitting more documents. Failure to comply may result in the cancellation of the user account by POP.

POP shall regularly update the personal information of Platform members free of charge. All information provided will only be used for conducting and analyzing opinion surveys.

POP will conduct three types of opinion gathering exercises relating to the development of political reform, namely, collecting open-ended opinions from Platform members, conducting online survey of Platform members and sample surveys of the general public. The topics and questions of these surveys will be proposed by sponsors or individual Platform members, who will also pay for the costs of running these surveys.

This Platform is expected to run for 6 months in the first instance starting from June 2007.