Hongkongers turn out in numbers to vote on November 24. Freshly elected councillors must remember that their primary duty is community welfare and there is much to be done. Photo: Winson Wong
Justin Bong-Kwan
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Justin Bong-Kwan

Don’t let Hong Kong district council election politics detract from the importance of community affairs

  • Pro-democracy district councillors, having scored a sweeping victory, must not forget their fundamental responsibilities: to counsel the government on community affairs and ensure their constituents’ welfare needs are met

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Hongkongers turn out in numbers to vote on November 24. Freshly elected councillors must remember that their primary duty is community welfare and there is much to be done. Photo: Winson Wong
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Sunday’s ballot was remarkable in every sense. It shows that the people do not only embrace democracy more than ever, but also are capable of putting rationality ahead of strife. Even though some queued for more than an hour to vote, all went smoothly. Photo: Reuters
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People have spoken at polls and Carrie Lam must now respond in order to end crisis

  • Landslide victory for pan-democratic parties in district council elections will have a sweeping impact on city gripped by social unrest, and sends a message to both the chief executive and Beijing

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Sunday’s ballot was remarkable in every sense. It shows that the people do not only embrace democracy more than ever, but also are capable of putting rationality ahead of strife. Even though some queued for more than an hour to vote, all went smoothly. Photo: Reuters
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