Pro-democracy camp seeks to expand influence in picking chief executive candidates

The government has received 1,553 nominations for the Chief Executive Election Committee, many of which came from pro-democracy advocates hoping to expand their influence in next year’s leadership election. Hong Kong’s leader is elected by the committee, which consists of 1,200 members representing four sectors, under which 38 sub-sectors represent various trades, professions, social services groups and district organisations. […]