Hong Kong has 18 district councils which are responsible for scrutinising government funding and coordinating community initiatives. Photo: Dickson Lee

No-shows and early exits – Hong Kong rural chiefs who just can’t find time to attend district council meetings

  • One rural leader missed more than half of district council meetings in past three years, while another spent just four minutes at one session
  • Critics say problem shows that many top rural patriarchs are not treating theirautomatic membership of councils seriously
Topic |   Hong Kong political reform

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Hong Kong has 18 district councils which are responsible for scrutinising government funding and coordinating community initiatives. Photo: Dickson Lee
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