Past bids to reform Hong Kong’s political system stemmed from within the city itself, but this time, Beijing is taking the lead. Photo: AFP Past bids to reform Hong Kong’s political system stemmed from within the city itself, but this time, Beijing is taking the lead. Photo: AFP
Past bids to reform Hong Kong’s political system stemmed from within the city itself, but this time, Beijing is taking the lead. Photo: AFP

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How Beijing is leading an overhaul of Hong Kong’s election systems

  • In past attempts to reform election processes, city’s leader acted first by approaching Beijing
  • Critics say proposals of drastic change go against promise of universal suffrage in Basic Law

Topic |   Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Past bids to reform Hong Kong’s political system stemmed from within the city itself, but this time, Beijing is taking the lead. Photo: AFP Past bids to reform Hong Kong’s political system stemmed from within the city itself, but this time, Beijing is taking the lead. Photo: AFP
Past bids to reform Hong Kong’s political system stemmed from within the city itself, but this time, Beijing is taking the lead. Photo: AFP
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