Nearly 600,000 vote in Hong Kong primaries
Nearly 600,000 Hong Kong residents turned up over the weekend to vote in an unofficial primary election held by the city’s pro-democracy camp as it gears up to field candidates for an upcoming legislative poll.
The primaries were held two weeks after Beijing imposed a sweeping national security law on the semi-autonomous territory in a move widely seen as chipping away at the “one country, two systems” framework.
Hong Kong’s constitutional affairs minister,
Eric Tsang, warned that the primaries could be in breach of the law because it outlaws interference by the local government.