The United States on Saturday condemned the Hong Kong’s administration transfer to postpone Legislative Council elections and urged the federal government to rethink their decision.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam introduced on Friday that the Legislative Council elections scheduled for September 6 shall be postponed over the Covid-19 menace.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in an announcement, stated that the elections needs to be held as shut to September 6 date as doable and in a fashion that displays the desire and aspirations of the individuals of Hong Kong.
“The United States condemns the Hong Kong government’s decision to postpone by one year upcoming Legislative Council elections originally scheduled for September 6. There is no valid reason for such a lengthy delay. It is likely, therefore, that Hong Kong will never again be able to vote – for anything or anyone,” Pompeo stated within the assertion revealed on the State Department web site learn.
“We urge Hong Kong authorities to reconsider their decision. The elections should be held as close to September 6 date as possible and in a manner that reflects the will and aspirations of the Hong Kong people. If they aren’t, then regrettably Hong Kong will continue its march toward becoming just another Communist-run city in China,” the assertion added.