Pro-Beijing Parties Want to Cut Elected Seats to 20 Percent, HKGov Wants Patriotic ‘Enthusiasts’ in District Councils

The current term of the District Council of Hong Kong is due to end on Dec. 31, 2023. The Hong Kong government (HKgov) has hinted several times that a revamp of the Council might be on the way.
The New People’s Party, a pro-Beijing party, recently proposed that the number of directly elected seats of the District Council be cut to 20 percent, and the number of the indirectly elected and delegated seats be increased.
The Democratic Party and Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People’s Livelihood (ADPL) said that such changes were unnecessary.
Former District Councilors said that the existing District Council has already been annulled. They expect there will be an autocracy in the next Council and that “democratic speech” will no longer exist….

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