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Chinese politicians endorse tighter control over Hong Kong while defending economic growth target seen by some as conservative – ABC News

Pro-Beijing forces will have more influence than a popular vote and will pick Hong Kong’s leader and a lot of its politicians, after a ruling at China’s annual…



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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has put the brakes on those hoping for a return to the years of China’s supercharged GDP growth, warning there’s plenty of uncertainty in the global pandemic recovery.
Key points:

  • None of the almost 3,000 votes were cast against the move to give China greater powers over Hong Kong
  • China was the only major economy to grow last year and that is expected to continue
  • Under the changes, a 1,500-member committee would pick Hong Kong’s leader and a “relatively large” number of…

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