NEWS & VIEWS

Half of Hongkongers oppose plan for residents in mainland China to vote in elections, poll finds

Around 50 per cent of Hongkongers oppose the government’s arrangement of allowing residents in mainland China to vote in the upcoming “patriots only” elections, a poll has found. The Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute (PORI) publicised results of its wide-ranging questionnaire Friday, which collected feedback from 5,888 Hong Kong residents via an online survey…

Education sector polls hopeful backs amnesty for minors convicted over Hong Kong’s 2019 protests

A candidate running for the seat on the Legislative Council (LegCo) reserved for the education sector has said she would support granting amnesty to minors convicted of charges related to the 2019 protests and unrest. And four of the five hopefuls in the sector said they would object to installing surveillance cameras in classrooms to…

COMMENTARY & ANALYSIS

Why invalid ballots are the Schrödinger’s cat of the national security law

Why am I writing about the national security law (NSL) again? I often ask myself this question, and the answer seems to be that our leaders just cannot stop talking about it. For something which is only supposed to affect a very small number of people it gets a lot of mentions. An interesting rift…

Hong Kong centrists test the waters as Beijing tries to avoid the appearance of a stage-managed election

The demolition of Hong Kong’s democracy movement during the past year, along with the old way of electing local legislators, is by now a well-known story. Inevitably, the causes of this demolition have become the subject of contending narratives — between the central government in Beijing responsible for the demolition and those on the receiving end.…

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