Seems like September elections is going to be a farce again with mass disqualifications (or even mass arrest of pro-democrat candidates). Only "approved" candidates can run.
This is sadly all too predictable. First they said independence advocates are a threat to national security. Now they are saying pro-democrats are a threat to national security. Next anyone who criticize the government over anything is a threat to national security.
Last edited by Coolboy; 14-07-2020 at 07:32 PM.
Any bets on how this will all go down? With 600,000+ turning out for the primaries, it's not looking too good for the pro-Beijing camp. They must be plotting they way to remain in control... I feel a bit naive and can't say I can see how this will play out. The pro-democracy side has prepared "lists" of candidates so they have back-ups ready...
Opposing the executive branch through the legislative branch is subversion.
"Every political party may conduct primary elections, but conducting primary election in this format, in this scale and the way that they are conducting it, giving the picture that they are doing something under authorisation of government, people may even think the government is doing it, this is not allowed," said Priscilla Leung. Which is surprising as the government was saying it looked illegal before the event.
I think Benny Tai should get out. In this RTHK the government is quoted with saying that Benny Tai is a foreign agent.