Hong Kong legislative house committee re-elects pro-Beijing lawmaker as chair despite filibustering effort by democrats

Starry Lee, who heads the pro-Beijing party which is the largest in Hong Kong’s Legislative Council (LegCo), was overwhelmingly re-elected on Friday as chair of its powerful House Committee. Lee took the reins despite abstentions and objections from democrats and attempts to slow down the vote. The vote for the leader of the Democratic Alliance […]