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The White House on Friday condemned Hong Kong’s decision to postpone a Sept. 6 election for its legislature, saying it was the latest example of Beijing undermining democracy in the Chinese-ruled city.
“This action undermines the democratic processes and freedoms that have underpinned Hong Kong’s prosperity,” White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany told reporters. “This is only the most recent in a growing list of broken promises by Beijing, which promised autonomy and freedoms to the Hong Kong people until 2047 in the Sino-British joint declaration.”
Citing a worsening Covid-19 outbreak in Hong Kong, Lam had announced earlier Friday that the semi-autonomous Chinese city would push back to Sept. 5, 2021 the Legislative Council elections previously scheduled to take place in a little over a month.
originally posted by: Southern Guardian
a reply to: alldaylong
Well yes, but I think in the view of the Whitehouse, Trump has genuine and real concerns about the impact of coronvirus, meanwhile, China has nefarious reasons to pospone it. Different governments, different standards.
originally posted by: xuenchen
originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: Southern Guardian
is this the same White House that suggested postponing the November U.S. election ?
The White House never suggested postponing the election here 🤣🤣
Donald Trump has suggested November's presidential election be postponed, saying increased postal voting could lead to fraud and inaccurate results.