Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a news conference over planned changes to the electoral system, in Hong Kong, China. Reuters
China’s planned changes to the electoral system in Hong Kong will improve the global financial hub’s ability to govern itself, the city’s leader Carrie Lam said on Monday.
China’s parliament plans to dramatically reduce democratic representation in Hong Kong’s legislature and the committee selecting the chief executive and vet any candidates in elections for their “patriotism.”
Lam was back in Hong Kong after attending the opening of China’s annual parliament session last week.
Ending months of speculation, Lam confirmed she would not seek a second term when a committee made up of the city's political elite chooses a new leader next month.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam in Beijing on Monday, saying the Asian financial hub was not yet out of the “dilemma” facing the city’s economy after months of sometimes violent protests.
Brutal attacks on election candidates in recent weeks have thrust the lowest tier of government in the Chinese-ruled city into the world spotlight as the government struggles to quieten angry demands for universal suffrage.
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