Hong Kong’s first pro-independence rally, on August 5, was spurred by the banning of six localist activists from standing in the upcoming Legco election. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong voters, not election officials, should decide the fate of candidates with extreme views

Mike Rowse says the administration has effectively lost the Legco election with its clumsy efforts to bar localist candidates, a move that is likely to engender long-lasting ill feeling

Topic |   Legislative Council elections 2016

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Hong Kong’s first pro-independence rally, on August 5, was spurred by the banning of six localist activists from standing in the upcoming Legco election. Photo: Sam Tsang
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