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China accuses Australia of ‘violent’ interference in Five Eyes response to Hong Kong election

Allies voice grave concerns about ‘erosion of democratic elements’ after overhaul of electoral system

China has accused the Australian government of “violently interfering” in its internal affairs after Australia joined with its Five Eyes allies to voice grave concerns about the “erosion of democratic elements” in Hong Kong.

Pro-Beijing candidates have been confirmed to occupy nearly every seat in Hong Kong’s new legislature after an overhaul of the electoral system that authorities said would ensure “patriots run Hong Kong”.

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