A state leader overseeing Hong Kong affairs urged the public on Monday to vote in this month’s Legislative Council election amid low turnout fears, as he stressed that Beijing embraced diversity under the principle that only “patriots” could govern the city.Xia Baolong, director of the State Council’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, sought to reassure residents that the central government was not asking for political homogeneity through its revamp of the city’s electoral system, and instead…

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