Uproar Over Unofficial Primary in Hong Kong Ahead Of Elections

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Uproar Over Unofficial Primary in Hong Kong Ahead
After China imposed a new security law in Hong Kong, the political atmosphere has turned hot.

Over six lakh Hong Kong voters turned out in informal voting held over the weekend ahead of the Assembly elections due to take place in September, and they voted in favour of democracy.

Following which, China denounced the event and called the exercise a breach of the new National Security Act.

China agencies issued a statement on Sunday night accusing the event organiser Benny Tai of mobilising foreign forces and launching a revolution on the pretext of the primary.

The results of voting conducted in the event were to come on Monday but got delayed due to non-completion of counting. However, on the basis of electronic votes, democracy supporters have supported the trends.

China had defended its actions to quell historic protests in Hong Kong last year, saying the law will be used against only a few people, while many countries including the US and Britain have opposed the Chinese new law.

Foreign governments say that the provisions in the law are vague and is a threat to freedom of expression, and to the city's identity as a global economic centre.

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