Beijing Goes for Slavish Loyalty in Hong Kong

New electoral changes guarantee ‘patriotism’

The Chinese government has set out the coffin in which the body of Hong Kong’s hope for a liberal democratic order will be buried. On cue following a statement by Beijing’s top local official, the head of the State Council’s Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office, Xia Baolong that the administrative and electoral system needed to undergo fundamental revisio…

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