Pro-democracy camp members (from left) Au Nok-hin, Benny Tai and Andrew Chiu Ka-yin hold a press conference in Mong Kok on June 9, calling on the public to participate in the opposition campaign for “35-plus” seats in the Legislative Council. What the camp intends to do with a majority should it get one remains unclear. Photo: Nora Tam Pro-democracy camp members (from left) Au Nok-hin, Benny Tai and Andrew Chiu Ka-yin hold a press conference in Mong Kok on June 9, calling on the public to participate in the opposition campaign for “35-plus” seats in the Legislative Council. What the camp intends to do with a majority should it get one remains unclear. Photo: Nora Tam
Pro-democracy camp members (from left) Au Nok-hin, Benny Tai and Andrew Chiu Ka-yin hold a press conference in Mong Kok on June 9, calling on the public to participate in the opposition campaign for “35-plus” seats in the Legislative Council. What the camp intends to do with a majority should it get one remains unclear. Photo: Nora Tam
Frank Ching
Opinion

Opinion

Frank Ching

Hong Kong elections: opposition must be realistic and not just oppose Beijing

  • Hong Kong democrats still think in terms of opposition and resistance after 23 years in the minority, something the government has fostered by not sharing power
  • If they do win a majority, they should provide policy alternatives that would improve the social and economic welfare of the people, not just pick fights

Pro-democracy camp members (from left) Au Nok-hin, Benny Tai and Andrew Chiu Ka-yin hold a press conference in Mong Kok on June 9, calling on the public to participate in the opposition campaign for “35-plus” seats in the Legislative Council. What the camp intends to do with a majority should it get one remains unclear. Photo: Nora Tam Pro-democracy camp members (from left) Au Nok-hin, Benny Tai and Andrew Chiu Ka-yin hold a press conference in Mong Kok on June 9, calling on the public to participate in the opposition campaign for “35-plus” seats in the Legislative Council. What the camp intends to do with a majority should it get one remains unclear. Photo: Nora Tam
Pro-democracy camp members (from left) Au Nok-hin, Benny Tai and Andrew Chiu Ka-yin hold a press conference in Mong Kok on June 9, calling on the public to participate in the opposition campaign for “35-plus” seats in the Legislative Council. What the camp intends to do with a majority should it get one remains unclear. Photo: Nora Tam
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Frank Ching

Frank Ching

Frank Ching opened The Wall Street Journal’s bureau in Beijing in 1979 when the U.S. and China established diplomatic relations. Before that, he was with The New York Times in New York for 10 years. After Beijing, he wrote the book Ancestors and later joined the Far Eastern Economic Review.