A polling station for district council polls in Hong Kong in 2015. Photo: EPA A polling station for district council polls in Hong Kong in 2015. Photo: EPA
A polling station for district council polls in Hong Kong in 2015. Photo: EPA

Hong Kong district council elections

Why Beijing wants Hong Kong’s district council elections to take place despite expected drubbing for pro-establishment camp

  • Analyst says central government is concerned that if polls cannot proceed, this would ‘create a bigger mess in the next few years’
  • Source says election officers allowed to claim up to HK$800 for hotel stays on night before polls to ensure they get to stations on time

Topic |   Hong Kong district council elections
A polling station for district council polls in Hong Kong in 2015. Photo: EPA A polling station for district council polls in Hong Kong in 2015. Photo: EPA
A polling station for district council polls in Hong Kong in 2015. Photo: EPA
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