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Hong Kong electoral reform a timely cure for Legislative Council paralysis

“This is clearly an effort by one party to rewrite the rules of the political system.” This sentence was spoken not by a member of Hong Kong’s opposition, but rather, by US Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell about the Democrats’ sweeping election reform bill at a rules committee hearing. The fact of the matter is that from time to time, in every country, rules need recalibrating and readjusting to accommodate the changing economic structure, technological advances and the ever-evolving…“This is clearly an effort by one party to rewrite the rules of the political system.” This sentence was spoken not by a member of Hong Kong’s opposition, but rather, by US Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell about the Democrats’ sweeping election reform bill at a rules committee hearing. The fact of the matter is that from time to time, in every country, rules need recalibrating and readjusting to accommodate the changing economic structure, technological advances and the ever-evolving…Read MoreSouth China Morning Post