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

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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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Unlike previous years, Hong kong party district Lan Kwai Fong was not heavily decorated for Halloween. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong nightlife district Lan Kwai Fong fears Halloween revellers will be scared off as police reinforce numbers ahead of expected protest march

  • Police plan to station about 3,000 riot officers and three water cannons on Hong Kong Island while Ocean Park cancels its signature seasonal event
  • Messages posted on LIHKG call for march from Victoria Park to Lan Kwai Fong, wearing masks featuring the faces of government officials.
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Unlike previous years, Hong kong party district Lan Kwai Fong was not heavily decorated for Halloween. Photo: Dickson Lee
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