Hong Kong’s District polls landslide stuns China’s official media into silence, but how will Beijing respond?

No one anticipated the massive election turnout on November 24. The 18 District Councils with their neighbourhood-level constituencies have rarely attracted much interest or attention. Since Hong Kong’s 1997 return to Chinese rule, they have generally been the preserve of well-funded and well-organised pro-Beijing loyalists and their pro-establishment conservative allies. So no one, including officials […]