Pro-democracy supporters celebrate the defeat of Junius Ho Kwan-yiu, one of the most high-profile losers in Sunday’s vote. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong election result a ‘wake-up call’ for China but will it listen?

  • Beijing and its supporters in the city need to carefully review their approach, say analysts as official response remains muted
  • State media does not report pro-establishment side’s heavy losses, saying only that elections have taken place
Topic |   Hong Kong district council elections

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Pro-democracy supporters celebrate the defeat of Junius Ho Kwan-yiu, one of the most high-profile losers in Sunday’s vote. Photo: AFP
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William Zheng

William Zheng

William Zheng is a veteran journalist who has served and led major Hong Kong and Singapore media organizations in his 20-year career, covering greater China. He is now deputy China Editor of the South China Morning Post.

Echo Xie

Echo Xie

Echo is a Beijing-based Chinese politics and policy reporter. Before joining the SCMP, she worked for Jiemian news and the CSMonitor Beijing Bureau. She has a master's in journalism from Shantou University.