Hong Kong’s new chief convenor role requires no local legislation as power comes from Beijing, Carrie Lam says

Apr 1, 2021 | INVESTING

Hong Kong’s pro-establishment lawmakers on Thursday clamoured for more details about the newly created role of chief convenor of the powerful Election Committee, with the city’s leader saying the new position would be the only element of this week’s dramatic electoral overhaul not covered by local legislation.The convenor’s power, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor explained during a television interview, rests entirely with Beijing.“I can make it clear that almost everything mentioned…

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