The changes stipulate the now 1,500-member committee will have more than 400 of its seats filled by mainland-affiliated groups. Illustration: Perry Tse The changes stipulate the now 1,500-member committee will have more than 400 of its seats filled by mainland-affiliated groups. Illustration: Perry Tse
The changes stipulate the now 1,500-member committee will have more than 400 of its seats filled by mainland-affiliated groups. Illustration: Perry Tse

The ties that bind: many bodies with new-found influence as part of Hong Kong’s electoral shake-up are linked to, if not controlled by, Beijing

  • For instance, the China Law Society, which will name nine members to the powerful Election Committee, is directly under the Communist Party and headed by the vice-chairman of the NPC Standing Committee
  • Another new nominating body, the Hong Kong Publishing Federation, has been chaired since its founding by the bosses of Sino United Publishing, a conglomerate controlled by Beijing’s liaison office

Topic |   Hong Kong electoral changes
The changes stipulate the now 1,500-member committee will have more than 400 of its seats filled by mainland-affiliated groups. Illustration: Perry Tse The changes stipulate the now 1,500-member committee will have more than 400 of its seats filled by mainland-affiliated groups. Illustration: Perry Tse
The changes stipulate the now 1,500-member committee will have more than 400 of its seats filled by mainland-affiliated groups. Illustration: Perry Tse
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