China grants itself power to veto Hong Kong's electoral candidates

China grants itself power to veto Hong Kong's electoral candidates

The New Paper - World·2021-03-12 06:05

BEIJING: China's Parliament voted yesterday for sweeping changes to Hong Kong's electoral system - including the power to veto candidates - as Beijing moves to ensure only "patriots" run the city following huge pro-democracy rallies.

The measures consolidate Beijing's increasingly authoritarian grip over the global financial hub following the imposition of a national security law in June, which critics see as a tool to crush dissent.

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