Hong Kong: directly elected seats slashed as China brings in voting system changes

New measures imposed directly by Beijing are latest move aimed at quashing the city’s democracy movement after huge protests

Beijing has approved a sweeping overhaul of Hong Kong’s electoral system as part of its efforts to consolidate its increasingly authoritarian grip on the global financial hub.

The new measures include slashing the number of directly elected seats and ensuring a majority of the city’s lawmakers will be selected by a reliably pro-Beijing committee.

Continue reading…

WashingtonPost_bigger

A weakened Navalny sees his wife in prison, leaving her worried about his weight loss and fatigue.

TheGuardian_bigger

Ever Given stuck again as Suez Canal Authority pursues salvage costs

NYT_bigger

With Afghan Decision, Biden Seeks to Focus U.S. on New Challenges

TheTelegraph_bigger

Prince Philip will be buried in his final resting place after the Queen dies

WashingtonPost_bigger

A weakened Navalny sees his wife in prison, leaving her worried about his weight loss and fatigue.

TheGuardian_bigger

Ever Given stuck again as Suez Canal Authority pursues salvage costs

NYT_bigger

With Afghan Decision, Biden Seeks to Focus U.S. on New Challenges

TheTelegraph_bigger

Prince Philip will be buried in his final resting place after the Queen dies

SCMP_bigger

North Korea could resume nuclear tests this year to pressure Biden, US intelligence report claims

WashingtonPost_bigger

Review finds ‘serious’ flaws in investigation of serial killer who preyed on Toronto’s LGBTQ community

TheGuardian_bigger

EU seeking ‘urgent clarification’ on Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine delay