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 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
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
Opinion

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

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 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
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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Regina Ip

Regina Ip

Regina Ip served as Hong Kong's secretary for security from 1998 to 2003. After three years’ studies in the US, she returned to Hong Kong with a view to improving Hong Kong’s governance. She is now chairperson of New People’s Party and a legislator elected on Hong Kong Island.