China tested the Western democratic model and all it resulted in was a legislature full of traitors who swore loyalty to the West and were actively aiding and abetting treason. Meanwhile not a single problem of HK was being solved because they were never interested do that in the first place. Do nothing and blame the Mainland this was their motto. The consequence? An entire generation of brainwashed HKers were born.I don't think this a good reform to be honest. Not terribly democratic, though I hope it's only temporary with the aim of resolving main issues first (like inequality).
Certainly the democratic experiment failed in HK and now China is correcting its mistakes . The new set up will certainty produce socio-economic results (mainland is an example of it). HKrs will then realise that China was never the big bad state they were told all this while.