"The most effective way to combat repressive systems is through full transparency. The day after the results of such an election are released, the Chinese world will have changed. There will be a true democratically elected government in Hong Kong."
Like 'transparency' can't be faked... that's what I worry about, just an endless (look at the middle-east(mess) we, the westerners have left behind, or even [insert random country in] Africa) 'war' about who has the "real" results. 'fake news' is one slogan some >.> world leaders might recognize.