China NPC: Beijing set to overhaul Hong Kong electoral system

China announced at its biggest political meeting that it will overhaul Hong Kong’s electoral system to ensure “patriots” are in charge, a sign that the government will no longer tolerate dissent in the city.

The reform comes after a crackdown and tightened control of Hong Kong.

A draft decision will be discussed during the National People’s Congress (NPC), which will run for a week.

Thousands of lawmakers have gathered for the meeting in Beijing.

Besides the Hong Kong decision, the rubber-stamp parliament is expected to also discuss and approve economic growth targets and environmental policies from the central government.


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