The United States “strongly condemns” the Chinese project to reform the electoral system of Hong Kong. In addition, Washington is concerned about the change in the timing of elections to the Hong Kong Legislative Council.
“The United States strongly condemns the actions taken by the NPC on March 30, which further reduced political participation and representation in Hong Kong. We are also deeply concerned that the September Legislative Council elections have been postponed for the second time. We are deeply concerned about these changes in Hong Kong’s electoral system, which violate the will of Hong Kong residents and deprive Hong Kongers of the right to vote in the government process, ”said a spokesman for the agency.
He called on the Chinese authorities to “hold the forthcoming elections to the Legislative Council (Hong Kong) in a transparent manner that will allow candidates to vote without regard to their political views.”
As previously reported, the Chinese authorities are discussing the issue of reforming the electoral system in Hong Kong.
It involves removing “deep-rooted loopholes” in Hong Kong’s current political system and meeting fundamental demands on the “patriots who govern this area of the country.”
Source site russian.rt.com