Hong Kong electoral changes do not represent will of residents, future votes will lack credibility: top US envoy

Apr 1, 2021 | INVESTING

Beijing’s drastic overhaul of Hong Kong’s electoral system would neither produce any “meaningful democratic results” nor represent the inclusive and credible will of Hongkongers, the United States’ top envoy to the city said on Thursday.But US Consul General Hanscom Smith stopped short of indicating whether Washington would consider slapping more drastic sanctions on Chinese officials in retaliation for the changes, only saying it would evaluate all of its available options.“The recent changes …

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