Pro-democracy candidate Jimmy Sham (right) celebrates with a supporter in the early hours of November 25 after winning his district council seat. Photo: AP

Letters | Why democracy matters in Hong Kong: eight lessons from the district council elections

  • Sheer turnout and results show that Hongkongers won’t accept handouts in exchange for an erosion of rights, and reject patronising governance enabled by the pro-establishment camp’s rubber stamp
  • Protesters should also see that voting is more effective than vandalism
Topic |   Hong Kong district council elections
Pro-democracy candidate Jimmy Sham (right) celebrates with a supporter in the early hours of November 25 after winning his district council seat. Photo: AP
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