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He was one of the last two opposition members to sit in the Hong Kong parliament. On Thursday, August 26, a new commission tasked with examining the potential of political figures removed Cheng Chung-tai from office.

M. Cheng A. “Lost his seat with immediate effect”Former Secretary of Defense John Lee has announced that he will head the commission. Explain without making it clear that this decision was made due to Mr. Cheng’s previous statements and behavior.

Legislation was planned for December

From now on, only one deputy loyal to Beijing will remain in Hong Kong’s Parliamentary Legislative Council (partially elected by universal suffrage). This exception is good for the few opposition candidates who will be contesting the Assembly elections in December. A quarter of the House of Representatives will be directly elected, and only those whose political influence has been tested can stand.

Finally the people of Hong Kong could vote – for district councilors at the end of 2019 – pro-democratic candidates It was a huge success. As in China, the Hong Kong Parliament looks like a registration chamber, where all laws are passed almost unanimously and the opposition is not approved.

The article is reserved for our subscribers Read this too In Hong Kong, a puppet parliament, after the resignation of all pro-democracy representatives

Acquisition of Beijing

Two years later The biggest mass protest of 2019Hong Kong is the target of a strong acquisition of Chinese central power. The Strict national security law, Imposed by China in June 2020, as well as the campaign of local authorities, the so-called “patriotic-led Hong Kong”, exploited the pro-democracy movement and led to a review of the electoral system.

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The area was ruled by the United Kingdom in 1997, when it surrendered to China “One country, two systems”, Allowing him to take advantage of unknown freedoms in the mainland of China: freedom of expression and expression, free justice. Theoretically, this system should last until 2047, when Beijing should not interfere in the internal affairs of Hong Kong.

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