NEWS & VIEWS

Hong Kong gov’t to spend HK$38m on promoting upcoming legislative polls

The Hong Kong government plans to spend almost HK$38 million to encourage people to vote in December’s Legislative Council (LegCo) election, the first since a Beijing-ordered political overhaul which will sharply cut the number of directly elected seats. A pro-Beijing lawmaker meanwhile urged the authorities to underline the principle laid down by Beijing – “patriots […]

No. of voters picking Hong Kong’s Election Committee plunges by 97% under ‘patriots only’ overhaul

The number of people eligible to choose members of Hong Kong’s powerful new-look Election Committee has dropped by almost 97 per cent following a political overhaul ordered by Beijing to ensure that only “patriots” run the city. A total of 7,891 voters registered for the Election Committee election in September this year, according to a […]

COMMENTARY & ANALYSIS

The mystery job that seems tailor-made for a CY Leung comeback

Let us now consider an interesting mystery. What are the powers and functions of the newly minted official post, the Chief Convener of the Election Committee? This is an interesting question, firstly because the old election committee seems to have managed without a convener, so it seems some new service will be provided, if we […]

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