China’s legislature has ruled out open nominations in elections for Hong Kong’s leader.
China is issuing harsh warnings against foreign meddling in Hong Kong’s politics ahead of an expected announcement recommending restrictions to the first direct elections for the leader of the Chinese-controlled financial hub.
As Beijing prepares to hand down its decision this Sunday on whether or not Hong Kong will be granted political reforms for the 2017 election, pro-democracy groups in Hong Kong expect the worst and are prepared to set in motion their campaign to occupy Hong Kong’s financial district.
BEIJING (AP) — A Taiwanese actor arrested along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan on drug charges has been released after two weeks in detention.
China is the global champion of fakery in consumer products. Now the idea of democracy can be added to its list of creative fakes. Beijing evaded its Basic Law promise to the Hong Kong people for direct elections to the legislature and for its Chief Executive for 20 years from 1997 to 2017.
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