Joshua Wong said he did not support Hong Kong independence and only supported a non-binding “self-determination” referendum on the city’s future within the current constitutional framework. Photo: K.Y. ChengJoshua Wong said he did not support Hong Kong independence and only supported a non-binding “self-determination” referendum on the city’s future within the current constitutional framework. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Joshua Wong said he did not support Hong Kong independence and only supported a non-binding “self-determination” referendum on the city’s future within the current constitutional framework. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Decision to ban Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong from district council elections may face challenge in court

  • Legal scholars say the power to disqualify candidates was ‘broad’ and appeared ‘unchecked’
  • Eric Cheung, law lecturer at HKU, says different outcomes in Eddie Chu and Joshua Wong’s cases show arbitrary power was vested in returning officers
Topic |   Hong Kong district council elections
Joshua Wong said he did not support Hong Kong independence and only supported a non-binding “self-determination” referendum on the city’s future within the current constitutional framework. Photo: K.Y. ChengJoshua Wong said he did not support Hong Kong independence and only supported a non-binding “self-determination” referendum on the city’s future within the current constitutional framework. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Joshua Wong said he did not support Hong Kong independence and only supported a non-binding “self-determination” referendum on the city’s future within the current constitutional framework. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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