Joshua Wong’s lawyers asked the court why there was a three-year gap between the ages required to vote and to stand for election. Photo: Dickson Lee

Should 18-year-olds contest elections? Activist Joshua Wong begins court battle to lower minimum age for Legco candidates

Student’s senior counsel Anson Wong asks government to prove what extra qualities person can gain between age 18 and current limit of 21

Topic |   Legislative Council elections 2016

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Joshua Wong’s lawyers asked the court why there was a three-year gap between the ages required to vote and to stand for election. Photo: Dickson Lee
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Chris Lau

Chris Lau

Chris is a reporter specialising in court and legal affairs in Hong Kong. From criminal justice to constitutional issues, he brings in the latest updates and in-depth analysis on legal issues that affect all aspects of the city. He also covers human rights issues extensively.