Nothing to do with politics? Seven flaws in the decision to cancel Hong Kong’s legislative election
Nothing to do with politics? Seven flaws in the decision to cancel Hong Kong’s legislative election

By Kenneth Ka Lok Chan and Ip Ka YanHong Kong’s government on July 31 invoked the Emergency Regulations Ordinance to postpone the 2020 Legislative Council (LegCo) election for a year. The polling day was effectively changed from this Sunday to September 5, 2021.Chief Executive Carrie Lam has been quoted as saying: “It is a really tough decision to delay, but we want to ensure fairness, public safety and public health.” She talked about the high risks of mass infection on polling day, the disruptions which social distancing measures would cause to canvassing and face-to-face campaigns, and abov…

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