Ng Kin-wai, a victorious pan-democratic candidate in the district council elections, argues with police officers as they walk towards the Polytechnic University campus on November 25. Photo: Reuters
Regina Ip
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Opinion

Regina Ip

Anti-government victory in Hong Kong’s district council elections won’t bring about peace

  • In calmer times, the diligent provision of district services has been enough for pro-establishment district council candidates. But this is no longer the case, as overall dissatisfaction in Hong Kong has led voters to reward extremist tactics

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Ng Kin-wai, a victorious pan-democratic candidate in the district council elections, argues with police officers as they walk towards the Polytechnic University campus on November 25. Photo: Reuters
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Pro-democracy supporters celebrate in the early hours of November 25 after pro-Beijing politician Junius Ho Kwan-yiu lost his seat in the district council elections. Photo: AP
Michael Chugani
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Opinion

Michael Chugani

Election landslide a protest vote against Beijing. But the violence will return if leaders don’t understand that

  • By kicking out the loyalists and voting for the resistance, Hongkongers have shown they are not afraid to stand up to Beijing’s heavy hand. But the central government still claims foreign forces are somehow responsible for the election humiliation

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Pro-democracy supporters celebrate in the early hours of November 25 after pro-Beijing politician Junius Ho Kwan-yiu lost his seat in the district council elections. Photo: AP
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