China reduces elected seats in Hong Kong legislature

China has sharply reduced the number of directly elected seats in Hong Kong’s legislature in a setback for the democracy movement

China reduces elected seats in Hong Kong legislature
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China has sharply reduced the number of directly elected seats in Hong Kong's legislature in a setback for the democracy movement.

The changes were announced Tuesday after a two-day meeting of China's top legislature.

In the new make-up, the legislature will be expanded to 90 seats, and only 20 will be elected by the public. Currently, 35 seats, or half of the 70-seat legislature, are elected.

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