Beijing renewed its universal suffrage pledge as votes were being counted for the December 19 Legco poll. Photo: Felix Wong
Beijing renewed its universal suffrage pledge as votes were being counted for the December 19 Legco poll. Photo: Felix Wong

Token gesture or genuine resolve? Beijing’s fresh vow to pursue universal suffrage in Hong Kong sparks debate

  • Only non-establishment candidate to win Legco seat in Sunday’s poll among those saying Beijing white paper is positive step towards full democracy
  • Central government this week renewed its pledge to strive for the election of Hong Kong leader, lawmakers by universal suffrage

Topic |   Hong Kong Legislative Council election 2021
Beijing renewed its universal suffrage pledge as votes were being counted for the December 19 Legco poll. Photo: Felix Wong
Beijing renewed its universal suffrage pledge as votes were being counted for the December 19 Legco poll. Photo: Felix Wong
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