There are situations in which the Chinese government is very pragmatic. If it fits in the stuff, of legal Überbleibsels from the otherwise in the fucking colonial era. On the Basis of the British emergency legislation for the then-colony of Hong Kong is now moved to the election for the regional Parliament for a year.
That Corona must serve the will as a justification, had seen the democratic forces long before that. You can also hold in times of pandemic duly elections, has shown recently with the Hong Kong comparable conditions in Singapore.
So, the obvious conclusion is that the Virus is only a pretext of the government. Beijing's Faithful had to, for all the Repression and the disqualification of several candidates of the Democrats, in Spite of a similar disgrace to be feared as in the case of district elections last year.
hope now that the immediate anger in large Parts of the population will be gone until the new election date in a year. Even if this should not be the case, one will be in the sense of the Ruling is likely to be different: The Repression will work until then, even more perfect than it is now. And it is to be feared that until then, abroad, the number of "pragmatists" will increase, the criticism of China for not opportune holds.Updated Date: 31 July 2020, 17:19