(Hong Kong) HK electoral reform inevitable, with policymakers suggesting a political scrutiny mechanism for candidacy (Global Times)

Though the ongoing session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee has not included Hong Kong-related issues on its agenda, reform of the city’s electoral process has been widely discussed among Hong Kong delegates to the NPC, policy advisors and experts on Hong Kong affairs, and some suggest the need to set up a political scrutiny mechanism to make sure ‘those who rule Hong Kong are patriotic.’