Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, who is not democratically elected, but is nominated by the Chinese Communist Party, sparked protests by announcing yesterday that the legislative assembly elections, which were to be held on September 6 next, are postponed to at least 5 September 2021. All of this the day after 12 opposition leaders were excluded from participation in the electoral contest, for obviously political reasons.
"The Hong Kong epidemic has entered its most severe phase since January, as the epidemic is expected to continue to spread," said Lam, while the city reported a tenth consecutive day of over 100 new infections. "The vote, which involves mass gatherings and social contacts, could pose a very serious risk to public health."
Of course, given that the legislative assembly has expired, there is a power vacuum, so the LAM executive power will consult every time in depth with the Hong Kong Affairs Committee of the National Parliament, that of Beijing, until to the election of the new parliament. So the whole affair ends with mutual support and support from all sides: The Communist Party's People's Committee compliments the Lam and assures it of its support, and this affirms that it will therefore continue to govern legitimately. Everyone lived happily ever after, except, of course, the inhabitants of Hong Kong.
Giuseppi learned well from China: the Covid alarm is continued or intensified, then the Commission of Experts is asked, the one whose deliberations are kept in secret, to rule, therefore, for the danger of an epidemic of Covid-19, you do what you want, practically de-authorizing parliament. Everyone lived happily ever after, except, of course, the Italians. But Conte has the support of the Experts, more and more similar to the "Great Council of the ten absent" of Fantozzian memory, has the support of Merkel and therefore of Mattarella. In the end if Lam can't give a damn about Hong Kong residents, he can do exactly the same with the Italians.
This is a machine translation of a post published on Scenari Economici at the URL https://scenarieconomici.it/hong-kong-rinvia-le-elezioni-e-cancella-certi-candidati-la-scuola-cinese-di-giuseppi-conte/ on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 17:30:07 +0000.