Beijing’s Steady Drumbeat of Repression in Hong Kong
Arrests continue as local democracy is obliterated
Within days of each other last week, the Chinese government put democracy in the deep freeze and detained the last of the active pro-democracy figures left in the city. Then, in midweek, they altered the electoral system to increase the number of “patriotic” members of the city’s Legislative Council (LegCo) to the detriment of pro-democracy politicians …
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