The Union of Hong Kong has failed to find support for strikes against student safety law



HONG KONG The pro-democracy trade unions and a student body in Hong Kong have failed to get enough support in opposition to Beijing's national security legislation in response to the protests of the Chinese-ruled city.


Often violent unrest and anti-government demonstrations have slowed down due to the risk of arrests, and in recent rallies, the police have been unable to obtain permission from coronavirus restrictions on large groups.

The strike was meant to open up new resistance, but organizers said that only 8,943 union members were involved in the citywide campaign, with fewer than the 60,000 limits, and 95% of the vote.

The secondary school student action platform said it would not launch a class boycott as it reduced some of its goals for individual votes.

Voting was held on Saturday and the results were announced at midnight.

About two dozen industries, including aviation, transportation, construction, technology, and tourism, are represented by unions. Pro-democracy activists have made the biggest push since 1997 - the lodge-fair, the ultra-capitalist finance hub - where collective bargaining rights have not been realized. In Britain, the city returned to China. [NL4N29C1KX]

China announced the details of the National Security Act on Saturday, saying that the inauguration of Beijing would have a profound effect on its implementation and would signal a profound change in city life since its commission. [NL4N2DX05O]

The planned legislation has worried foreign governments in Hong Kong, as well as democratic activists, who are already worried that Beijing is tightening its hold on the semi-autonomous city.

Officials in Beijing and Hong Kong have tried to reassure investors that the law does not wipe out the city's high level of autonomy, but that it is targeting a "trouble-shooting" minority that threatens national security.

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