With the overhaul of Hong Kong’s electoral system, the legislature has been expanded from 70 to 90 seats. Photo: Nora Tam
With the overhaul of Hong Kong’s electoral system, the legislature has been expanded from 70 to 90 seats. Photo: Nora Tam

Beijing ‘micromanaging’ Hong Kong Legco election, down to checking, approving candidates behind the scenes, sources say

  • With opposition camp staying out, Beijing liaison office keen to ensure there are no walkovers
  • Pro-establishment camp urged to be more proactive in mapping out plans and winning public support, instead of relying on liaison office

With the overhaul of Hong Kong’s electoral system, the legislature has been expanded from 70 to 90 seats. Photo: Nora Tam
With the overhaul of Hong Kong’s electoral system, the legislature has been expanded from 70 to 90 seats. Photo: Nora Tam
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