Hong Kong electoral changes: China’s top legislative body approves overhaul locking in dominance of pro-establishment camp, with a few surprises thrown into mix

Mar 30, 2021 | INVESTING

China’s top legislative body has approved fundamental changes to Hong Kong’s political system, slashing the number of directly elected seats and ensuring more pro-Beijing representation in the city’s legislature, creating a powerful new post to head a more influential Election Committee, and setting up a vetting body comprising principal officials to screen out candidates deemed to be unpatriotic.While some of the far-reaching changes were expected in the final resolution passed unanimously by…

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