Li Ka-shing, one of the city’s most prominent tycoons, with current chief executive Carrie Lam during the 2017 vote. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong election success for pro-democracy camp gives Beijing a headache when dealing with ‘kingmaker’ tycoons

  • Elections have changed the electoral maths on the committee that selects the city’s chief executive, giving increased importance to votes of the business elite
  • Central government has accused property developers of fuelling unrest by ‘hoarding land’ but now must decide how to ensure they back their preferred candidate
Topic |   Hong Kong district council elections
Li Ka-shing, one of the city’s most prominent tycoons, with current chief executive Carrie Lam during the 2017 vote. Photo: Reuters
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