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US experts weigh in on HK poll delay

By LIU YINMENG in Los Angeles | China Daily | Updated: 2020-08-01 00:00

As Hong Kong battles a major flare-up in coronavirus cases, some experts in the United States have voiced their support for a postponement of elections for the region's Legislative Council in September.

Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, said on Friday that the 2020 Legislative Council election for the region will be postponed from Sept 6 due to the spike in coronavirus cases.

James C. Hsiung, a professor of politics and international law at New York University, said that postponing the poll, under the present conditions, is necessary. However, objections to any such move can be expected in Hong Kong or elsewhere.

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