The international media cast a skeptical eye over Hong Kong’s electoral process on Sunday, as Carrie Lam was voted in by just 777 electors. Some called the event a “selection,” whilst others drew attention to perceived interference by Beijing. 

Washington Post: ‘A selection not an election’: Pro-Beijing committee picks loyalist to lead Hong Kong

WSJ: Beijing Favorite Carrie Lam to Be Hong Kong’s Next Leader.

CNN: Hong Kong: Carrie Lam selected to be city’s next leader

Financial Times: Beijing-backed Carrie Lam chosen as next Hong Kong leader.

BBC: Hong Kong election: Beijing-backed Lam vows to heal divide.

Finnish national broadcaster YLE: China planted a loyal servant as Hong Kong’s next leader.

The Guardian: Hong Kong elections: Carrie Lam voted leader amid claims of China meddling.

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Tom is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hong Kong Free Press. He has a BA in Communications & New Media from Leeds University and an MA in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong. He has contributed to the BBC, Euronews, Quartz, Global Post and others.