Beijing’s plans for Hong Kong could end city’s opposition

Members of China's political elite preparing for an annual summit in Beijing have their sights set on Hong Kong.

At the opening of the two sessions — the twin meetings of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Committee (CPPCC) and the National People's Congress (NPC) — Thursday, Zhang Yesui, the NPC spokesman, said recent unrest in Hong Kong "showed that the electoral system needs to be improved" in order to ensure "patriots govern."

Speaking March 5, Wang Chen, vice chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, said changes would affect both the Legislative Council, Hong Kong's already only semi-democratic parliament, and how the city chooses its chief executive. The Election Committee, a Beijing-dominated body which currently chooses Hong Kong's leader, will be expanded, likely diluting the influence of any pro-democracy members, and will also be given the power to nominate all candidates for the legislature, as well as "electing a relatively large share of Legislative Council members," Wang said.

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  1. After the current leader, maybe Piglet or Eeyore could take the lead. They’ve always been favorites.

    1. @Kevin Tewey Your fighting against corporate propaganda by defending a nation that funds those same corporations to do business in Chinese jurisdiction? Ape brain big strong with this one.

    1. Funny how it seems the only deaths we have worth mentioning are covid deaths( and they lump many into that column, including all the deaths from other issues because the infection weakened their system’s ability to stay in front of the already existing issues.)

    2. Millions of death could be prevented by wearing mask. You sound like ur country has no responsibility toward those who died.

  2. Constitution USSR, 1977.Article 26. In accordance with society’s needs, the state provides for planned development of science and the training of scientific personnel and organises introduction of the results of research in the economy and other spheres of life.
    Socialism has created the most favourable conditions for the rapid progress of science .The achievements of Soviet science clearly show the superiority of the socialist system and testify to the unlimited possibilities of scientific progress and to the growing role of science under socialism.
    Already in 1967 in USSR 822,9 thousands of Soviet scientists conducted research in 4865 state scientific institutions including 2313 state scientific- research institutes.
    In 1988 in socialist USSR 1522,2 thousands of Soviet scientists conducted research in 5111 state scientific institutions including 2722 state scientific- research institutes.
    In 1987 in the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic 1033,3 thousands of Soviet scientists conducted research in 2994 state scientific institutions including 1639 state scientific- research institutes.
    Soviet people were engaged of scientific- technical, invention and innovation work for socialist economy.
    In 1987 in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or USSR 4,5 million of Soviet working people-innovators had of 4,8 million scientific- technical, invention and innovation work for socialist economy.
    In 1987 in the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic 2,7 million of Soviet working people-innovators had of 2,9 million scientific- technical, invention and innovation work for socialist economy.
    Socialism, which Marx and Engels scientifically predicted as inevitable and the plan for the construction of which was mapped out by Lenin, has become a reality in the Soviet Union.
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    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or USSR or Soviet Union was a socialist state of the whole people, expressing the will and interests of the workers, peasants, and intelligentsia, the working people of all the nations and nationalities of the country.
    The aim of socialism is to meet the growing material and cultural requirements of the people ever more fully by continuously developing and improving social production.
    In the USSR all people received full the social, economic, political and personal rights and freedoms, abolished unemployment and ensure full employment of the working population, annual paid holiday duration 24 working days or 31 calendar days and weekly days of rest ,free all education from school to university, free health and medical care, free housing and apartments, libraries and many other.
    Socialist ownership of the means of production has become the solid economic foundation of society . Unlimited opportunities have been afforded for the development of the productive forces .
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    Soviet people were engaged of scientific- technical, invention and innovation work for socialist economy.
    Socialist democracy includes both political freedoms-freedom of speech, of the press and of assembly, the right to elect and to be elected, and also social rights-the right to work,to rest and leisure, to free education and free medical services, to material security in old age and in case of illness or disability ; equality of citizens of all races and nationalities ; equal rights for women and men in all spheres of polit-ical, economic and cultural activity .
    Socialist democracy, unlike bourgeois democracy, does not merely proclaim the rights of the people, but guarantees that they are really implemented .
    Constitution USSR, 1977
    Article 40. Citizens of the USSR have the right to work (that is, to guaranteed employment and pay in accordance wit the quantity and quality of their work, and not below the state-established minimum), including the right to choose their trade or profession, type of job and work in accordance with their inclinations, abilities, training and education, with due account of the needs of society.
    This right is ensured by the socialist economic system, steady growth of the productive forces, free vocational and professional training, improvement of skills, training in new trades or professions, and development of the systems of vocational guidance and job placement.
    Article 41. Citizens of the USSR have the right to rest and leisure. This right is ensured by the establishment of a working week not exceeding 41 hours, for workers and other employees, a shorter working day in a number of trades and industries, and shorter hours for night work; by the provision of paid annual holidays, weekly days of rest, extension of the network of cultural, educational, and health-building institutions, and the development on a mass scale of sport, physical culture, and camping and tourism; by the provision of neighborhood recreational facilities, and of other opportunities for rational use of free time.
    Article 42. Citizens of the USSR have the right to health protection. This right is ensured by free, qualified medical care provided by state health institutions; by extension of the network of therapeutic and health-building institutions; by the development and improvement of safety and hygiene in industry; by carrying out broad prophylactic measures; by measures to improve the environment; by special care for the health of the rising generation, including prohibition of child labour, excluding the work done by children as part of the school curriculum; and by developing research to prevent and reduce the incidence of disease and ensure citizens a long and active life.
    Article 43. Citizens of the USSR have the right to maintenance in old age, in sickness, and in the event of complete or partial disability or loss of the breadwinner.The right is guaranteed by social insurance of workers and other employees and collective farmers; by allowances for temporary disability; by the provision by the state or by collective farms of retirement pensions, disability pensions, and pensions for loss of the breadwinner; by providing employment for the partially disabled; by care for the elderly and the disabled; and by other forms of social security.
    Article 44. Citizens of the USSR have the rights to housing. This right is ensured by the development and upkeep of state and socially-owned housing; by assistance for co-operative and individual house building; by fair distribution, under public control, of the housing that becomes available through fulfilment of the programme of building well-appointed dwellings, and by low rents and low charges for utility services. Citizens of the USSR shall take good care of the housing allocated to them.
    Article 45. Citizens of the USSR have the right to education. This right is ensured by free provision of all forms of education, by the institution of universal, compulsory secondary education, and broad development of vocational, specialised secondary, and higher education, in which instruction is oriented toward practical activity and production; by the development of extramural, correspondence and evening courses, by the provision of state scholarships and grants and privileges for students; by the free issue of school textbooks; by the opportunity to attend a school where teaching is in the native language; and by the provision of facilities for self-education.
    Article 46. Citizens of the USSR have the right to enjoy cultural benefits. This rights is ensured by broad access to the cultural treasures of their own land and of the world that are preserved in state and other public collections; by the development and fair distribution of cultural and educational institutions throughout the country; by developing television and radio broadcasting and the publishing of books, newspapers and periodicals, and by extending the free library service; and by expanding cultural exchanges with other countries.
    Article 26. In accordance with society’s needs, the state provides for planned development of science and the training of scientific personnel and organises introduction of the results of research in the economy and other spheres of life.

    1. @Mark Simpson shhhh CNN viewers don’t like facts and PLE’s

    2. Chili Lucas yep totally they committed high treason those violent secessionists deserve to rot in jail

    1. US hates Muslims
      US hates Chinese
      But US really loves Chinese Muslims in Xinjiang. LOL
      WMD lies
      Nayirah lies
      US has a pattern of lying to the US people to trick them into supporting wars. Wake up. Zero proof has been shown so far.

  3. The majority is saying stop trying to control us so bejing said we’re going to make it harder for you to tell us to stop trying to control you… So it’ll be less difficult to control you…

    1. @Brother Zachary Jongejan I have an update for you. Religion is finally bleeding to death and you are just a vestige of humanity’s stupidity. I would tell you to go find a more effective way to push your unsalvageable narrative but when you’re that “saved” and have that much Jesus shoved into all of your orifices I suppose there’s ‘no more room for good information especially in whatever’s left of your 🧠 🤦🏽‍♂️ amirite?🤷🏽‍♂️

    1. America should mind your own business. The world’s simply ha t e America war – busy – body in every countries internal affairs. China is doing a much better job everyday compare to America now…

    2. @BJ Rosen Should learn from what US has done – killing innocent civilians around the world using drones or missiles. For those killed, where are their human rights? What do they have to do with US? We do have elections here in states, still George Floyd (and many blacks) can’t breathe.

  4. “Opposition”, lol. They’re trying to make it look like they’re the aggressors and the bad guys for fighting tyranny.

    1. @KELLI KELLI yeah it’s a common tactic among fascist and tyrants alike.
      yes I use the term fascist on purpose. You right wing nut bags are no better.

    1. US elections are a joke… A mummy and a loud mouth orange were the best that the parties could come up with

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