Mainland-linked bodies will have more influence under the revamp. Photo: Winson Wong Mainland-linked bodies will have more influence under the revamp. Photo: Winson Wong
Mainland-linked bodies will have more influence under the revamp. Photo: Winson Wong

Beijing weakens influence of Hong Kong tycoons and strengthens power of mainland-linked outfits in city’s electoral shake-up with Election Committee revamped

  • Committee will have more than 400 seats chosen by mainland-affiliated bodies, groups or businesses, including 110 to be filled by local members of ‘relevant national organisations’
  • Changes not only sharply reduce potential influence of opposition camp in committee, but also weaken clout of local tycoons who have long been regarded as election ‘kingmakers’

Topic |   Hong Kong electoral changes
Mainland-linked bodies will have more influence under the revamp. Photo: Winson Wong Mainland-linked bodies will have more influence under the revamp. Photo: Winson Wong
Mainland-linked bodies will have more influence under the revamp. Photo: Winson Wong
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