Changes to Hong Kong’s electoral system a long time coming, Carrie Lam says, citing nearly two decades of protests

Hong Kong’s leader has defended Beijing’s planned overhaul of the city’s electoral system, saying the rancour in the former British colony’s political scene has troubled the central government for almost two decades.Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Tuesday also dismissed suggestions the Chinese government had initiated the changes because her administration had failed to create the favourable conditions necessary to do it themselves.Lam’s remarks came a day after the top Beijing…

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