A woman leaves a polling station in Taikoo Shing during the 2021 Legislative Council election on Sunday. Photo: Nora Tam
A woman leaves a polling station in Taikoo Shing during the 2021 Legislative Council election on Sunday. Photo: Nora Tam

Legislative Council election: Beijing, Hong Kong authorities issue slew of statements hitting back at foreign critics

  • Beijing defended the poll as reflecting ‘Hong Kong’s mainstream public opinion of seeking stability’, and credited it with ‘kicking off a new era of quality democracy’
  • Foreign governments had condemned the poll, which saw all but one Legco seat go to pro-establishment candidates, as devoid of ‘any meaningful political opposition’

Topic |   Hong Kong Legislative Council election 2021
A woman leaves a polling station in Taikoo Shing during the 2021 Legislative Council election on Sunday. Photo: Nora Tam
A woman leaves a polling station in Taikoo Shing during the 2021 Legislative Council election on Sunday. Photo: Nora Tam
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