"China has declared primaries held by Hong Kong’s pro-democratic parties
on the weekend “illegal” and the city’s leader has announced an
investigation, saying that the candidates’ intention to vote against
government legislation could break national security laws.
The primary polls, while not a formal part of Hong Kong’s election
process, drew an estimated 600,000 people out to vote for democracy
candidates ahead of the legislative council elections scheduled for
The extraordinary turnout in the face of warnings by authorities was
interpreted by observers as an act of opposition to the national
security laws imposed by Beijing on 30 June."
Via Glyn Moody, who wrote "this is not going to end well, I fear…"
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