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Hong Kong-China Border Won’t Reopen Before Dec. 19, Lam Says

  • Legislative council elections will take place on Dec. 19
  • Hong Kong has been working with China to restore open borders
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Hong Kong’s border with mainland China won’t fully reopen before next month’s vote on the local legislature, the city’s leader said, as officials from both sides work to restore economically crucial ties.

“I’m afraid that border travel with the mainland will not go back to a relatively normal level on or before the 19th of December,” Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said at a regular briefing on Tuesday. That is election day for the city’s Legislative Council.