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Hong Kong primaries: China declares pro-democracy polls 'illegal'
The Guardian, July 14, 2020

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Hong Kong elections: Beijing accuses Occupy protest leader Benny Tai of breaking national security law through primary poll
South China Morning Post, July 14, 2020

香港中联办发言人:严厉谴责反对派策动非法“初选”破坏立法会选举公平 决不允许外部势力操控香港政治事务 (LOCPG spokesperson: Harshly condemn opposition faction for instigating illegal “primaries” to undermine the fairness of legislative elections; never allow foreign forces to manipulate Hong Kong political affairs)
The Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong S.A.R., July 13, 2020

国务院港澳办:绝不允许操控香港立法会选举 (HKMAO: Never allow manipulation of Hong Kong legislative elections)
Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, July 14, 2020

Hong Kong Voters Defy Beijing, Endorsing Protest Leaders in Primary
香港民主派初选:60万选民投票,抗议领袖获支持

The New York Times, July 14, 2020

特首:若初選目的是達至對抗政府 或違港區國安法 (Carrie Lam: If these primaries aim to oppose the government, they may violate the National Security Law)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 14, 2020

選管會:初選不構成立法會選舉程序一部分 籲參與選舉活動時留意《國安法》條文 (Electoral Affairs Commission: Primaries do not constitute a part of the legislative election process, participants should pay attention to National Security Law)
The Stand News, July 14, 2020

Tuesday, July 14, 2020