NEWS & VIEWS

Hong Kong mulls polling booths at quarantine centres during Dec elections, but no voting stations on mainland

The Hong Kong government may set up polling booths at one of the city’s quarantine centres to facilitate voting in the upcoming legislative elections for those under quarantine, a minister has said. During a Legislative Council session on Wednesday, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Erick Tsang told lawmakers that the government is in the […]

COMMENTARY & ANALYSIS

Hong Kong’s new loyalty oath is the final nail in democracy’s coffin

Veteran democrat Emily Lau brought their current dilemma into public view recently when she cautioned all her pro-democracy colleagues to “think twice” about contesting the next Legislative Council election. It was to have been held in September last year but was postponed, ostensibly due to the coronavirus pandemic, and has now been rescheduled for this […]

Poll position: the personal reasons why I may hesitate to vote in Hong Kong

There was an interesting interview last week with Mr Lo Kin-hei, who currently occupies the most perilous political post in Hong Kong – he is the chairman of the Democratic Party. In that capacity he spends a good deal of time visiting fellow-members in prison, and some of the rest of the time contemplating the possibility […]

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