The noose tightens for HK

Reuters | China stamps authority on Hong Kong

Guardian: Hong Kong democrats angered by Beijing’s interference in reform

CBC: China stomps on Hong Kong’s autonomy

Frightening, but not at all unexpected. China is executing on their step by step plan to bleed Hong Kong of it’s democracy. Basically this move states that the mainland authority will determine when, how, and if an election is conducted, and that they can veto anything they don’t like.