Hongkongers queue up to vote at a polling station in Tai Po on June 12 as part of the pan-democrat camp’s primary election to select candidates for the Legislative Council elections. The government later postponed the elections, citing the pandemic. An NPC Standing Committee decision leading to the disqualification of four lawmakers has called into question the fate of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp. Photo: Felix Wong Hongkongers queue up to vote at a polling station in Tai Po on June 12 as part of the pan-democrat camp’s primary election to select candidates for the Legislative Council elections. The government later postponed the elections, citing the pandemic. An NPC Standing Committee decision leading to the disqualification of four lawmakers has called into question the fate of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp. Photo: Felix Wong
Hongkongers queue up to vote at a polling station in Tai Po on June 12 as part of the pan-democrat camp’s primary election to select candidates for the Legislative Council elections. The government later postponed the elections, citing the pandemic. An NPC Standing Committee decision leading to the disqualification of four lawmakers has called into question the fate of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp. Photo: Felix Wong
Wu Chi-wai
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Wu Chi-wai

Why Hong Kong should not give up on democratic elections despite disqualification of lawmakers

  • Although the disqualification of four lawmakers has called into question whether pro-democracy candidates should contest elections any more, doing so still serves a purpose even when the odds are stacked against them

Hongkongers queue up to vote at a polling station in Tai Po on June 12 as part of the pan-democrat camp’s primary election to select candidates for the Legislative Council elections. The government later postponed the elections, citing the pandemic. An NPC Standing Committee decision leading to the disqualification of four lawmakers has called into question the fate of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp. Photo: Felix Wong Hongkongers queue up to vote at a polling station in Tai Po on June 12 as part of the pan-democrat camp’s primary election to select candidates for the Legislative Council elections. The government later postponed the elections, citing the pandemic. An NPC Standing Committee decision leading to the disqualification of four lawmakers has called into question the fate of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp. Photo: Felix Wong
Hongkongers queue up to vote at a polling station in Tai Po on June 12 as part of the pan-democrat camp’s primary election to select candidates for the Legislative Council elections. The government later postponed the elections, citing the pandemic. An NPC Standing Committee decision leading to the disqualification of four lawmakers has called into question the fate of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp. Photo: Felix Wong
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Wu Chi-wai

Wu Chi-wai

Wu Chi-wai is a former chairman of Hong Kong‘s Democratic Party.