China tries to brush off pro-democrat victory in Hong Kong election and blames ‘foreign forces’ for interfering

Mainland China on Monday tried to brush aside the landslide defeat for the pro-establishment camp in Hong Kong’s district council elections with news of the results being heavily censored.State media preferred to focus on calls for law and order to be preserved and the accusation that Western countries had been instigating unrest.Many official media outlets only ran brief reports on the vote, with state news agency Xinhua declining to report the results, in which the pro-democracy camp took…

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