Joshua Wong has been to the US lobbying for the passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which could pave the way for diplomatic action and economic sanctions against the city’s government. Photo: AFPJoshua Wong has been to the US lobbying for the passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which could pave the way for diplomatic action and economic sanctions against the city’s government. Photo: AFP
Joshua Wong has been to the US lobbying for the passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which could pave the way for diplomatic action and economic sanctions against the city’s government. Photo: AFP

Banning Joshua Wong from Hong Kong district council elections shows he is thorn in Beijing’s side who must be isolated despite risk of global backlash, analysts say

  • Wong was only candidate disqualified from November’s district council polls on basis of his political stance
  • Legal scholars say disqualification also shows returning officers’ power to bar candidates is broad and unchecked

Topic |   Hong Kong district council elections
Joshua Wong has been to the US lobbying for the passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which could pave the way for diplomatic action and economic sanctions against the city’s government. Photo: AFPJoshua Wong has been to the US lobbying for the passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which could pave the way for diplomatic action and economic sanctions against the city’s government. Photo: AFP
Joshua Wong has been to the US lobbying for the passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which could pave the way for diplomatic action and economic sanctions against the city’s government. Photo: AFP
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