Calling for Hong Kong’s independence is likely to get a candidate barred from any election. Photo: Winson Wong

As disqualifications pile up, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy politicians are careful what they call themselves

  • With district council polls set for November next year, young candidates are shying away from labels such as ‘localist’ and calls for self-determination
Topic |   Hong Kong localism and independence

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Calling for Hong Kong’s independence is likely to get a candidate barred from any election. Photo: Winson Wong
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Sum Lok-kei

Sum Lok-kei

Sum Lok-kei joined the Post in 2018. He is a reporter on the Hong Kong desk.

Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung joined the Post in 2017 and reports for the Hong Kong desk on local politics and Hong Kong-mainland issues. Prior to joining the Post, she covered Hong Kong politics and social policies for more than six years for different media outlets.