Hundreds of people queue up to cast their votes in the Occupy Central "referendum" at Caritas Institute of Community Education in Sha Tin yesterday. Photo: Edward Wong

700,000 votes cast in Occupy Central poll, but ballot 'still not credible'

Many voters said they had turned out to the polls due to Beijing's white paper on Hong Kong

Topic |   Occupy Central

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Hundreds of people queue up to cast their votes in the Occupy Central "referendum" at Caritas Institute of Community Education in Sha Tin yesterday. Photo: Edward Wong
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Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung joined the Post in 2000, covering fields ranging from politics and the integration between Hong Kong and China. He became assistant editor-in-chief of Ming Pao in 2017 and returned to the Post the following year. He is author of Hong Kong’s Watershed: The 1967 riots (Hong Kong University Press, 2009).

Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung became a political journalist in 2007. He joined the Post in 2012 and now leads the Hong Kong-mainland relations team on the Hong Kong desk. Tony also writes about the economy, and reports from mainland China, the United States, Germany and Britain.

Phila Siu

Phila Siu

Phila Siu, also known as Bobby, has been a journalist since 2009. He has reported on human rights, security, politics, and society in Hong Kong, mainland China and Southeast Asia. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Hong Kong Baptist University and a human rights law master's degree from the University of Hong Kong.