US condemns China overhaul of Hong Kong election system, denies autonomy

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US condemns China overhaul of Hong Kong election system, denies autonomy

Post by limited » Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:44 am

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The United States has condemned the Chinese government for implementing electoral reforms in Hong Kong, including a reduction in the number of elected representatives. The United States has also expressed concerns about a second delay in Hong Kong's LegCo elections.


“We are very concerned about the change in the electoral system in Hong Kong. This action is against the will of the people of Hong Kong. And denying the right of Hong Kong people to self-rule "


A U.S. State Department spokesman said in an email:
The US comment came after the Chinese government yesterday approved reforms of Hong Kong's electoral system. The measure สล็อตออนไลน์ is an attempt by China to unify power over Hong Kong. After the National Security Law was enforced in June last year. Among the criticisms that The measure is a tool to suppress dissent.


The change in electoral systems in Hong Kong will reduce the number of direct elected representatives from 35 to 20 and increase the number of Hong Kong Legislators (LegCo) from 70 to 90, as well as increasing the number of committees. The elections of Hong Kong SAR from 1,200 to 1,500 also resulted in the removal of 117 community-level district council members in the Election Commission. Including representatives of the six district council seats in the legislature


Earlier, the fourth meeting of the National People's Congress of China (NPC) or “Quan Guo Renta” passed a resolution approving reform of Hong Kong's electoral system with 2,895 votes and 1 abstention.



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