The election results in Hong Kong have alarmed Western countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom. In the 90-seat Legislative Council, the opposition has only one seat. In a Washington Times article, the election results were described as a mockery of democracy.
BEIJING, China (ANI): Western countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom, have expressed concern over Hong Kong’s election results. In the 90-seat Legislative Council, the opposition has only one seat. In December, legislative councils were held here, with the results being described as a mockery of democracy in a Washington Times article.
Jianli Yang, writing in the American newspaper Washington Times, claimed that Hong Kong’s Legislative Council elections were a sham. Only 30% of voters in this town exercised their right to vote. The election resulted in pro-Beijing candidates winning, leaving the opposition with only one seat. In a democracy, the entire election process is nothing short of a farce. Yang used China as an example of anti-democratic behaviour, claiming that China has advocated for the development of Buddhism in Tibet based on Chinese communist characteristics. With legislative council elections in Hong Kong, China hopes to promote “democracy with Hong Kong characteristics.” In fact, according to Yang, China’s move is incompatible with democratic ideology.