Beijing [China], Oct 24 (ANI): The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) will hold its election as chief executive on March 27, 2022, Chinese state media reported.
Quoting the Hong Kong SAR government, Global Times said there would also be elections for seven specified offices, including one from the education sub-sector, three from the medical and health services sub-sector, one from the Architecture, Surveying, Planning and Landscape sub-sector, and two from the Engineering sub-sector.
In September, voting in the 2021 Hong Kong SAR Election Commission sub-sector ordinary elections ended, filling the region’s 1,500 Election Commission seats, the first after improvements to the election commission. Hong Kong’s electoral system earlier this year, the Global Times reported.
Meanwhile, on March 11, a decision on reforming the electoral system of the Hong Kong SAR was passed by an overwhelming majority at the fourth session of the 13th National People’s Congress, which is seen as an important step for the implementation of “patriots administering Hong Kong”, Chinese state media reported.
As China has tightened its control over Hong Kong through various laws, including the draconian National Security Law, residents of the semi-autonomous city face increased police and repression.
Beijing imposed a national security law on June 30 last year in response to widespread anti-government protests in 2019 that rocked the city. Most of Hong Kong’s opposition lawmakers are either in jail or have fled overseas since the crackdown on the National Security Act began. (ANI)