søndag 22. november 2015

Hong Kong polls to test public opinion, one year after 'umbrella movement'

Hong Kong is voting in district-level elections on Sunday that will mark the first real test of public sentiment since pro-democracy protests crippled parts of the Chinese-controlled city last year. More than 900 candidates are competing for 431 seats in 18 district councils, where pro-Beijing parties now hold a majority, at a time when people are divided over the pace of political change. The results, due late on Sunday, will provide insight into how a legislative council election due next year and a controversial leadership poll in 2017 could pan out. Read more