Pro-Beijing lawmakers pose for the customary group photo at the close of the 2016-2020 legislative term, in the Legislative Council chamber on July 17. For the first time since the 1997 handover, opposing lawmakers refused to come together for the ceremonial photo. All lawmakers may continue in office for an extra year, as the election was postponed due to Covid-19. Photo: Dickson LeePro-Beijing lawmakers pose for the customary group photo at the close of the 2016-2020 legislative term, in the Legislative Council chamber on July 17. For the first time since the 1997 handover, opposing lawmakers refused to come together for the ceremonial photo. All lawmakers may continue in office for an extra year, as the election was postponed due to Covid-19. Photo: Dickson Lee
Pro-Beijing lawmakers pose for the customary group photo at the close of the 2016-2020 legislative term, in the Legislative Council chamber on July 17. For the first time since the 1997 handover, opposing lawmakers refused to come together for the ceremonial photo. All lawmakers may continue in office for an extra year, as the election was postponed due to Covid-19. Photo: Dickson Lee

Letters | Hong Kong’s political gridlock is the result of a lack of democracy

  • The city’s chaos has been blamed on the thirst for democracy, when it is the lack of universal suffrage that has left Hong Kong predisposed to political dysfunction

Topic |   Hong Kong politics
Pro-Beijing lawmakers pose for the customary group photo at the close of the 2016-2020 legislative term, in the Legislative Council chamber on July 17. For the first time since the 1997 handover, opposing lawmakers refused to come together for the ceremonial photo. All lawmakers may continue in office for an extra year, as the election was postponed due to Covid-19. Photo: Dickson LeePro-Beijing lawmakers pose for the customary group photo at the close of the 2016-2020 legislative term, in the Legislative Council chamber on July 17. For the first time since the 1997 handover, opposing lawmakers refused to come together for the ceremonial photo. All lawmakers may continue in office for an extra year, as the election was postponed due to Covid-19. Photo: Dickson Lee
Pro-Beijing lawmakers pose for the customary group photo at the close of the 2016-2020 legislative term, in the Legislative Council chamber on July 17. For the first time since the 1997 handover, opposing lawmakers refused to come together for the ceremonial photo. All lawmakers may continue in office for an extra year, as the election was postponed due to Covid-19. Photo: Dickson Lee
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