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

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

Beijing has approved a sweeping overhaul of Hong Kong’s electoral system as part of its efforts to consolidate its increasingly authoritarian grip on the global financial hub.

The new measures include slashing the number of directly elected seats and ensuring a majority of the city’s lawmakers will be selected by a reliably pro-Beijing committee.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian

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