August 10, 2022

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Carrie Lam uses emergency powers to postpone Hong Kong election

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The Hong Kong chief executive, Carrie Lam, announced on Friday that she had invoked colonial-era emergency regulations to delay the upcoming elections for one year, citing the growing coronavirus outbreak in the region. Lam said the decision had the full backing of the Chinese central government, but the news has prompted immediate accusations that the pandemic is being used as a pretext to suppress democracy
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