Britain has criticised Beijing’s changes to the Hong Kong electoral system – but it also inspired them

Apr 3, 2021 | INVESTING

Beijing formally kicked off its plans to remake politics in Hong Kong on Tuesday, when China’s top lawmaking body approved sweeping changes to the city’s electoral system to ensure the central government has critical control over how its leader and lawmakers are chosen. These changes are widely seen as the latest example of Beijing’s attempt not only to tighten its political grip over Hong Kong, but also to push it to become another Chinese city that mirrors mainland ways. Britain, along with…

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