Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- China has changed its electoral law in Hong Kong's Autonomous Administration, reducing the number of publicly elected lawmakers to 1 in 4.
With the decision, the Beijing government has the power to directly appoint about 80% of the deputies in the Hong Kong Assembly.
The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress did not object to the decision.
Under the new law, the number of MPs elected by the people was reduced from 35 to 20, bringing the total number of MPs from 70 to 90.
The number of committee members to determine the head of the country's electoral board has been increased from 1200 to 1500.