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Hong Kong elections likely to be delayed again as China’s parliament looks to overhaul electoral system

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Elections for Hong Kong’s legislature are likely to be deferred for a second year to September 2022 as Beijing plans a major overhaul of the city’s electoral system, a severe blow to any remaining democratic hopes in the global financial hub.

News of the likely delay came as a senior Chinese parliamentary official said China’s parliament was considering changes to Hong Kong’s electoral committee, which selects the city’s leader.

The election delay, which the South China…



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