Election workers empty a ballot box to count votes at a polling station in Hong Kong on November 24. Photo: AP

After the Hong Kong elections, a time to show respect and vision

  • Yes, 1.6 million voted in favour of more freedom and democracy. But that also means millions of others didn’t, and their choice should be respected
  • Hong Kong should also respect its unique opportunity to get on the Chinese prosperity train
Topic |   Hong Kong district council elections

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Election workers empty a ballot box to count votes at a polling station in Hong Kong on November 24. Photo: AP
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam leaves after voting in the district council election on November 24. Photo: Reuters

Who must Hong Kong thank as the flower of democracy blooms in the city? It’s Carrie Lam

  • The pan-democrats could have not scored a landslide victory if the chief executive had not set anti-extradition protests in motion. But the newly elected district councillors must serve the people or be cast out. This is the beauty of democracy
Topic |   Hong Kong district council elections

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam leaves after voting in the district council election on November 24. Photo: Reuters
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