The USA on Saturday condemned the Hong Kong’s administration transfer to postpone Legislative Council elections and urged the federal government to rethink their determination.
Hong Kong Chief Govt Carrie Lam introduced on Friday that the Legislative Council elections scheduled for September 6 will likely be postponed over the Covid-19 risk.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a press release, mentioned that the elections must be held as near September 6 date as doable and in a way that displays the need and aspirations of the individuals of Hong Kong.
“The USA condemns the Hong Kong authorities’s determination to postpone by one 12 months upcoming Legislative Council elections initially scheduled for September 6. There is no such thing as a legitimate motive for such a prolonged delay. It’s possible, due to this fact, that Hong Kong won’t ever once more have the ability to vote – for something or anybody,” Pompeo mentioned within the assertion revealed on the State Division web site learn.
“We urge Hong Kong authorities to rethink their determination. The elections must be held as near September 6 date as doable and in a way that displays the need and aspirations of the Hong Kong individuals. In the event that they aren’t, then regrettably Hong Kong will proceed its march towards changing into simply one other Communist-run metropolis in China,” the assertion added.