Marco Ma Yat-chiu (right) is one of the eight "independents" who failed to declare his ties with the Kowloon Federation of Associations, which has the likes of Basic Law Committee vice-chairwoman Elsie Leung Oi-sie as an honorary president, while Positive Synergy chairman Bunny Chan Chung-bun (left) denies the group is close to Beijing. Photos: K.Y. Cheng, May Tse

When 'independent' really means 'pro-establishment': Hong Kong district council candidates hide their true colours

A total of 51 out of 117 unaffiliated candidates are linked in some way to pro-establishment groups

Topic |   Hong Kong district council elections

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Marco Ma Yat-chiu (right) is one of the eight "independents" who failed to declare his ties with the Kowloon Federation of Associations, which has the likes of Basic Law Committee vice-chairwoman Elsie Leung Oi-sie as an honorary president, while Positive Synergy chairman Bunny Chan Chung-bun (left) denies the group is close to Beijing. Photos: K.Y. Cheng, May Tse
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