Hong Kong democracy: Beijing has dashed decades of hopes with radical reforms

Apr 1, 2021 | INVESTING

The requirement that electoral reform in Hong Kong must take place gradually has been used to justify holding back democratic development for years. But there is nothing incremental about the radical changes imposed by Beijing on Tuesday. The system has been transformed.Rather than making progress by ushering in greater democracy, the changes take us back in time. They are designed to ensure the central government’s supporters in the city win elections and dominate political institutions. There…

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