China aims to tighten grip on HK leader election body

HONG KONG – China’s central government is mulling the removal of the 117 seats representing Hong Kong’s district council from the 1,200-strong Chief Executive Election Committee and five so-called “super functional constituency” seats from the 70-member Legislative Council (LegCo). Citing sources from the pro-Beijing camp, several Hong Kong newspapers reported on Tuesday that Beijing was […]