Hong Kong’s electoral overhaul goes much deeper than quashing anti-China opposition, it’s pushing city to mirror mainland ways, analysts say

The significance of Hong Kong’s sweeping electoral overhaul goes deeper than merely raising the barriers for opposition hopefuls to enter polls, analysts who have followed the city’s political development for decades say.Some key moves, they argue, reflect Beijing’s desire to reorder Hong Kong’s political system so it more closely mirrors the one found in mainland China, where institutional recommendations and endorsement are needed to rise through elite ranks. Under the revamp approved…

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