Hong Kong candidates run in “patriots”-only legislative election

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By Aleksander Solum HONG KONG (Reuters) – Adrian Lau is one of a very few independent candidates running in elections Sunday for Hong Kong’s Legislative Council. The elections are the first since Beijing imposed a sweeping national security law and a shake-up of the city’s electoral system. The new system puts in place what the government calls an improved electoral system under the principle of “patriots ruling Hong Kong”. All candidates must be approved by a national security vetting committee. The major pan-democratic parties in Hong Kong, traditionally seen as the opposition, have not fiel…

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