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.
- China is moving to reduce local community-level representation on Hong Kong’s Legislative Council
- Local media reports say elections are likely to be deferred for another year
- Many pro-democracy Hong Kong politicians and activists have been jailed or are in exile
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…