NEWS & VIEWS

Some 3,200 individual voters involved in selecting Hong Kong’s powerful new election committee compared to 239,000 before

Only about 3,000 individual voters will be involved in selecting Hong Kong’s revamped and much more powerful election committee compared to 239,000 previously, after a political overhaul ordered by Beijing goes into force. In 2020, 239,193 individual voters were registered to select the 1,200-member election committee. Under the new system, only about 3,200 individuals remain […]

Hong Kong plans to reduce transparency of electoral roll

Only the first character of an individual voter’s name and the full residential address will appear in future electoral rolls, the Hong Kong government has proposed. The electoral register would also only be accessible to reporters from government-registered media, political parties, and election candidates with valid nominations. “Such limited inspection will help prevent mala fide […]

COMMENTARY & ANALYSIS

How Hong Kong’s national security law and common law system collided head-on

Enforcing Hong Kong’s new national security law may not be so easy after all. On the face of it, political life here has been turned upside down in just six months. The new law was promulgated by the central government in Beijing on June 30 last year. But trying to enlist Hong Kong’s existing common […]

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