Alexa Olesen: China to Settle Constitutional Dispute

From AP, via Newsday:

China said Sunday that its top legislative panel will settle a constitutional dispute over how many years Hong Kong’s next leader will serve — a decision pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong say will degrade the former British colony’s legal system…

But the Hong Kong government last week asked Beijing to settle the term-limit dispute, and China’s official Xinhua News Agency said Sunday that the State Council, or China’s Cabinet, will seek an interpretation. The job will go to the top legislative panel, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress.

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