Following the electoral overhaul imposed on #HongKong by #Beijing, HK government annoy rev earlier that the legislative council election will be held on December 19 and Chief Executive election will be held on March 27 next year. https://www.cna.com.tw/news/firstnews/202104130260.aspx
Additionally, the election for the electoral committee will be held on September 19. These announcements come after #China conducted a series of mass-disqualification, prosecution and electoral overhaul over the last few months.
The guideline of “patriots rule #HongKong” now dominates the qualification for any candidate and shrinks the pool of potential candidates to those earning prior approval from pro- #Beijing loyalists in the city.
So far, the existing legislative council has no members of opposition and the new regulations seem to be setting the tone for the continuation of that trend. The threshold for pro-democracy candidates to become eligible to run in any kind of election in #HongKong has become ...
... extremely narrowed.
Meanwhile, the prosecution of prominent activists in #HongKong continues as @joshuawongcf, who is currently serving a 13.5 month jail sentence, was sentenced to four months for illegally participating in an assembly in another case. https://www.cna.com.tw/news/firstnews/202104130282.aspx
He is one of several prominent activists facing multiple charges in several cases that is very likely going to ensure that they remain in jail for the next few years.