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US, UK, AND ALLIES CALL FOR IMMEDIATE HONG KONG ELECTIONS

7 months ago | World Politics News | 0 comments

By Xai Reyes

Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand urged Hong Kong Sunday to hold elections as soon as possible, warning the authorities about moves to “undermine the democratic process”.

Their call came as Chinese lawmakers convene to decide on the next steps after Hong Kong’s Legislative Council elections scheduled for September 6 were postponed for a year due to coronavirus.

The foreign ministers of the five countries said they were “gravely concerned by the Hong Kong government’s unjust disqualification of candidates and disproportionate postponement of Legislative Council elections.

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