District councillors in the opposition camp have entered Beijing’s cross hairs. Here, dozens are pictured announcing in February protest actions over the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Felix Wong District councillors in the opposition camp have entered Beijing’s cross hairs. Here, dozens are pictured announcing in February protest actions over the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Felix Wong
District councillors in the opposition camp have entered Beijing’s cross hairs. Here, dozens are pictured announcing in February protest actions over the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Felix Wong

In pursuit of a ‘loyal opposition’: Beijing’s drastic shakeup of Hong Kong’s electoral process has one clear goal – control

  • China’s top legislative body now meeting in the capital could endorse measures that would sideline opposition members from the committee that picks the chief executive
  • Beijing may instead target the bloc through expanding oath-taking requirements to disenfranchise district councillors, but observers say the result will be the same – to stack all elections with candidates it can control

Topic |   Hong Kong politics
District councillors in the opposition camp have entered Beijing’s cross hairs. Here, dozens are pictured announcing in February protest actions over the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Felix Wong District councillors in the opposition camp have entered Beijing’s cross hairs. Here, dozens are pictured announcing in February protest actions over the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Felix Wong
District councillors in the opposition camp have entered Beijing’s cross hairs. Here, dozens are pictured announcing in February protest actions over the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Felix Wong
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