Electoral Affairs Commission chairman and High Court judge Barnabas Fung Wah demonstrates the voting procedure at a mock polling station at Leighton Hill Community Hall, in Happy Valley, on Tuesday. Photo: May Tse
Bernard Chan
Opinion

Opinion

Bernard Chan

Hong Kong’s government also wants district council elections that are fair, peaceful and productive

  • Despite rumours, officials want the elections to go ahead – even if it means big losses for pro-government candidates – not least because postponing them would be a PR disaster
  • But protesters must stand down to ensure everyone feels safe to vote

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Electoral Affairs Commission chairman and High Court judge Barnabas Fung Wah demonstrates the voting procedure at a mock polling station at Leighton Hill Community Hall, in Happy Valley, on Tuesday. Photo: May Tse
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Bernard Chan

Bernard Chan

Bernard Charnwut Chan, born in 1965, is a Hong Kong politician and businessman. He is the grandson of Chin Sophonpanich, the late founder of Bangkok Bank. He is currently convenor of Hong Kong's Executive Council.