Hong Kong elite selects powerful new ‘patriots only’ committee

Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 19, 2021
Hong Kong’s political elite began selecting a powerful committee on Sunday which will choose the city’s next leader and nearly half the legislature under a new “patriots only” system imposed by Beijing. The financial hub has never been a democracy – the source of years of protests – but a small and vocal opposition was tolerated after the city’s 1997 handover to authoritarian China. Hu
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