Next decade in Hong Kong holds little hope of political change, as Basic Law amendments sideline local government, pro-Beijing heavyweights say

Apr 2, 2021 | INVESTING

Beijing’s massive shake-up of the Hong Kong electoral system will likely remain in place for at least the next decade, as new amendments to the city’s mini-constitution have left no room for the local government to manoeuvre, according to several pro-establishment heavyweights.A Post review of the two new Basic Law annexes shows that the local government’s power to initiate political reform has been eliminated with the removal of the so-called five-step process for changing election procedures,…

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