The end of Hong Kong’s electoral system, as he knew it, was met with mixed feelings by Ted Hui from a safe distance. While in Beijing, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on Tuesday unanimously (167-0) signed a law reform that gives the People’s Republic of China ultimate control over appointments to all key political posts in Hong Kong, Hui is organizing his new life in exile. Until September 2020, the 38-year-old was a democratically elected member of the city’s Legislative Council, the Hong Kong parliament. Since early December, he has been on the run from authorities investigating him for violations of the National Security Act. Hui had reached Australia with his wife and two children via Denmark and Britain in early March.
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