Amid worldwide voting delays, HKSAR postpones LegCo elections

The coronavirus pandemic, which was first reported in late December 2019, has caused severe disruptions in all areas of life, including elections worldwide. Because voting involves large groups of people, which increases the risk of spreading COVID-19, governments around the world have postponed election dates or switched to voting by mail. On July 31, Chief Executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam invoked the Emergency Regulations Ordinance to postpone the Legislative Council (LegCo) elections scheduled for September 6 for a year, as the city is battling its third wave of COVID-19 infections. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to claim more victims around the world, it is every government's responsibility to put science and human life before politics.

Voiceover: Zeng Ziyi

Scriptwriter: Zeng Ziyi, Zhou Tingyu

Video editor: Zhou Tingyu