Fewer than 5,000 Hong Kong people from mostly pro-establishment circles vote for candidates vetted as loyal to Beijing, who will pick the city’s next China-backed leader.
Earlier today, four protesters from League of Social Democrats also staged a rare protest these days given police ban due to Covid and arrests of most opposition figures. Police have stopped and searched them
Hong Kong elections: 5 things to watch out for in Sunday’s polls, the first since Beijing’s system overhaul
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Chris Lau Long day ahead. Meanwhile, police will deploy 6,000 officers, 1,000 more than voters excepted to cast a ballot today following a huge slashing of to voter base. Read all you need to know in this preview.
Jerome Taylor Beijing insists the new political system is more representative & will ensure “anti-China” elements are not allowed into office. Critics say it leaves no room for the pro-democracy opposition and turns Hong Kong into a mirror of the authoritarian Communist Party-ruled mainland.