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Pro-Beijing politicians back Beijing’s plan for elections ‘with Hong Kong characteristics,’ democrats object

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Veteran pro-Beijing politicians have voiced support for China’s plans to change Hong Kong’s electoral system to what one of them called a “new, democratic electoral system with Hong Kong characteristics,” but a leading democrat said opposition voices would be silenced.

Tam Yiu-Chung (left), and Maria Tam (right). Photo: NowNews via Facebook screenshot.

“Some people may think, has the NPC (China’s National People’s Council or legislature) replaced Hong Kong in making decisions about the electoral system?” Tam Yiu-chung, Hong Kong’s delegate on the NPC’s standing committee, said during a video interview broadcast on NowNews.

“This is in full accordance with what’s been laid out in the [Chinese] constitution and the Basic Law. Matters about Hong Kong’s political system are within the central government’s authority,” he said.

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