There needs to be flexibility, and extending the limit to five candidates makes much more legal and practical sense.

Hong Kong's pan-democrats should seek an increase in the number of chief executive election candidates

Simon Young says the pan-democrats should pull back from their futile strategy and focus on putting forward a workable and meaningful counterproposal

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There needs to be flexibility, and extending the limit to five candidates makes much more legal and practical sense.
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Simon Young

Simon Young

Professor Simon Young is associate dean (research) in the Faculty of Law and a practising Hong Kong barrister. He teaches criminal law and evidence in the Faculty's J.D. programme and a LL.M. course on human rights in the criminal process. He is known internationally for his scholarship on the Hong Kong political and legal systems, and the forfeiture of proceeds of crime.