Hong Kong Elections to Go Ahead On Schedule, Finance Chief Says
(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong plans to hold Legislative Council elections on Sept. 5 as scheduled, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Erick Tsang said on Saturday in an interview with a local radio station.
Tsang said he couldn’t provide further details on the procedures for the elections because reforms might be implemented.
The elections, which were delayed for a year due to the pandemic, come amid moves by China to neutralize the pro-democracy camp. Authorities last year passed a sweeping national security law that has been used to curtail free speech, while also imposing a patriotism test to disqualify some lawmakers -- a move that prompted opposition members in the legislature to resign en masse in November.
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