Hong Kong: directly elected seats slashed as China brings in voting system changes

Hong Kong: directly elected seats slashed as China brings in voting system changes

The Guardian

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New measures imposed directly by Beijing are latest move aimed at quashing the city’s democracy movement after huge protests

Chinese leaders have endorsed a sweeping overhaul of Hong Kong’s electoral system, slashing its number of directly elected seats and ensuring a majority of the city’s lawmakers will be selected by a reliably pro-Beijing committee.

The new measures, which bypassed Hong Kong’s legislature and were imposed directly by Beijing, are the latest move aimed at quashing the city’s democracy movement after huge protests.

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