China says Hong Kong elections a domestic issue, COVID-19 a factor

China says Hong Kong elections a domestic issue, COVID-19 a factor

Hong Kong is supposedly guaranteed certain freedoms and autonomy in a "One Country, Two
The flags of China and Hong Kong. (Photo: AFP)

BEIJING: China said on Friday (Jul 31) that Hong Kong's COVID-19 outbreak is a factor in the city's legislative elections, which are a domestic issue.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin made the remarks during a daily briefing in Beijing.

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Source: Reuters/ga

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