Pro-democracy supporters celebrate their candidate’s election victory outside a Hong Kong polling station on Sunday night. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong election result draws cautious response from Beijing

  • No direct comment on pro-democracy landslide, but stopping violence and restoring order remain ‘top priorities’
  • Foreign Minister Wang Yi warns any attempt to ‘mess up Hong Kong’ will not succeed
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Pro-democracy supporters celebrate their candidate’s election victory outside a Hong Kong polling station on Sunday night. Photo: AFP
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People queue up to cast their ballots for the district council elections at a polling station in Aberdeen Sports Centre on Sunday. Photo: May Tse

Beijing must reassess Hong Kong situation as pro-democracy camp wins big, analysts say

  • One option is to hold a commission of inquiry into fallout from protests, former minister says
  • Beijing will have to decide whether Carrie Lam will continue as chief executive or not, political scientist says
Topic |   Hong Kong district council elections

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People queue up to cast their ballots for the district council elections at a polling station in Aberdeen Sports Centre on Sunday. Photo: May Tse
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