Tycoon Li Ka-shing (left) is stepping aside from the upcoming Election Committee polls, though his son Victor Li will be bidding for a seat. Photo: Dickson Lee Tycoon Li Ka-shing (left) is stepping aside from the upcoming Election Committee polls, though his son Victor Li will be bidding for a seat. Photo: Dickson Lee
Tycoon Li Ka-shing (left) is stepping aside from the upcoming Election Committee polls, though his son Victor Li will be bidding for a seat. Photo: Dickson Lee

‘Kingmakers’ no more: Hong Kong tycoons’ influence curbed as ‘no more than 2’ family members can join Election Committee

  • Insiders reveal behind-the-scenes move as Beijing seeks more ‘balanced participation’ in polls for greatly empowered body
  • But at least one analyst believes city’s property giants will find ways of maintaining their clout amid the changes

Topic |   Hong Kong politics
Tycoon Li Ka-shing (left) is stepping aside from the upcoming Election Committee polls, though his son Victor Li will be bidding for a seat. Photo: Dickson Lee Tycoon Li Ka-shing (left) is stepping aside from the upcoming Election Committee polls, though his son Victor Li will be bidding for a seat. Photo: Dickson Lee
Tycoon Li Ka-shing (left) is stepping aside from the upcoming Election Committee polls, though his son Victor Li will be bidding for a seat. Photo: Dickson Lee
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