A bill related to election reform in Hong Kong was introduced in the city parliament on Wednesday. With this, a change has started in the existing process, under which the number of directly elected public representatives will be reduced. At the same time, China will get broad rights in this regard.
The bill introduced in Parliament is part of efforts to establish political opposition and control over the opposition in Hong Kong. Let Hong Kong be a part of China, but after Britain was handed over to China in 1997, there has been a relatively liberal political system here.
Since China enacted a national security law on Hong Kong last year, there are fears about political freedom here. It is noteworthy that all the pro-democracy MPs resigned in November after the expulsion of four of their colleagues.
Hong Kong Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Eric Song said in a meeting of Parliament that the bill would strengthen the national foundation and improve Hong Kong’s governance. The bill is expected to be passed by the end of May amidst some opposition.