President Donald Trump may be looking at Hong Kong with extreme jealousy Friday morning after the city’s leader announced that its critical legislative elections will be postponed. In a news conference, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the delay was required after a surge in novel coronavirus cases. However, according to CNN, pro-democracy activists have accused Lam of delaying the vote to avoid a humiliating defeat. On Thursday, the government banned 12 pro-democracy candidates from running in the elections, which were slated for September 6. It would have been Hong Kong’s first legislative election since China imposed a new national security law on the city which banned subversion. Lam said her decision had the support of the Chinese central government.
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