10 votes China approves Hong Kong electoral system reform bill, further reducing the power of the Hong Kong electorate Posted March 30 by Kuromantis Tags: hong kong, china, politics, democracy, government https://www.dw.com/en/china-approves-hong-kong-electoral-system-reform-bill/a-57046070 Link information This data is scraped automatically and may be incorrect. Authors Deutsche Welle (www.dw.com) Published Mar 1 2021 Word count 559 words 1 comment Collapse replies Expand all Comments sorted by most votes newest first order posted relevance OK Kuromantis (OP) March 30 Link Seems like this is for the assimilation of Hong-Kong into China. The top decision-making body in the Chinese parliament unanimously adopted a controversial plan to reform Hong Kong's electoral system by a vote of 167-0 on Tuesday. The sweeping bill is the biggest overhaul of Hong Kong's political system to occur since the territory returned to Chinese rule in 1997, and comes as Beijing seeks to consolidate power over the financial hub. What does the election reform law change? Under the changes approved by China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, the number of directly elected representatives to Hong Kong's legislature will fall from 35 to 20, while the size of the legislature would increase from 70 to 90 seats. The plan also allows China's ruling Communist Party to appoint more of Hong Kong's lawmakers, reducing the share elected by the public. Any candidates intending to run would first need to be vetted for their political views, with police and the city's new national security apparatus providing reports on candidates. Seems like this is for the assimilation of Hong-Kong into China.