Lowest-ever turnout for Hong Kong’s District Council election; 6 arrests during opposition-free polls
A total of six arrests were made on election day over alleged calls to cast invalid ballots and suspected acts to interfere with the polls, as 10,000 police were deployed during the “patriots only” race.
HKFP gains globally-recognised Trust Project credibility hallmark, endorsing commitment to accuracy, fairness
Throughout the year, HKFP has been publicly disclosing and expanding its ethical policies, standards, reporting and corrections guidelines to adhere to the eight Trust Indicators. We now join around 300 newsrooms across the world displaying the Trust Mark symbol.
Hong Kong’s largest pro-Beijing party wins over 40 per cent of elected seats in opposition-free District Council race
The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong secured 109 seats out of the 264 selected by the public and a small circle of voters on Sunday, in which the opposition was barred from running.
Arrest warrant issued for ex-councillor over online calls to boycott Hong Kong’s ‘patriots-only’ local election
Currently based in Taiwan, Leos Lee became a wanted individual on Monday after the Independent Commission Against Corruption secured his arrest warrant over a suspected violation of Hong Kong’s electoral laws.
Diplomat testifies Hong Kong’s John Lee not invited to US APEC forum; local gov’t says invite remains ‘indisputable fact’
“We made clear to both Hong Kong and China authorities that he would not be welcome,” US diplomat Kurt Campbell testified. The local government said Lee’s personal invite was “an indisputable fact,” though did not respond to HKFP’s request to see the invitation.
Hong Kong ‘patriots only’ local election: Voting hours extended after tech glitch, as gov’t sees support among minorities
In a statement, the Electoral Affairs Commission said that – as of 8.12 pm – all stations had switched to printed-form final registers for issuing ballots after the Electronic Poll Register system failed.
Members of Hong Kong’s League of Social Democrats arrested over protest against ‘patriots’ election as polls open
Members of the League of Social Democrats had planned to protest outside the polling station where Chief Executive John Lee was slated to cast his vote in the District Council elections.