August 8, 2020

China to decide fate of Hong Kong legislature after term expires

Beijing (AFP) – Chinese lawmakers met Saturday to decide on how to deal with the legislative vacuum left by postponing Hong Kong elections.The Legislative Council elections scheduled for September 6 have been postponed for a year due the coronavirus pandemic.The top decision-making body of China’s parliament convened a four-day session Saturday to discuss whether to extend the term of the current Hong Kong legislature — which will expire on September 30 — or to appoint a new “transitional body” to govern the semi-autonomous territory.Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam has said it would be …


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