Patriots only please: How Beijing secured Hong Kong’s legislature from any danger of democratic infiltration

Details are now falling into place on there-design of Hong Kong’s local law-making body, the Legislative Council (LegCo). These details follow from the nine-point decision on general principles passed by the National People’s Congress in Beijing, on March 11. Specifics are contained in amendments to the annexes of Hong Kong’s Basic Law constitution and were passed by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) on March 30. They went into effect the next day, March 31. The announced aim of the impending major overhaul is to shut out all disruptive voices representing Hong Kong’s c…

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