International Law

China democracy comments raise doubts in Hong Kong

HONG KONG - (AP) A senior Chinese official's comments that some restrictions on universal suffrage in Hong Kong would be within international norms raised doubts Tuesday about Beijing's commitment to genuine democracy in the former British colony.

For years, Hong Kong activists have argued that the wealthy financial hub of 7 million people is ready to elect its political leaders, ... Subscribers to lexis.com may read the full version.